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Invention and tradition : the art of Southeastern Nigeria

Author: Herbert M Cole; Dierk Dierking
Publisher: Munich ; London : Prestel Verlag, ©2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert M Cole; Dierk Dierking
ISBN: 3791346008 9783791346007
OCLC Number: 756180888
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 31 cm
Contents: The aesthetics of form. Form and style conventions in figural carving ; Formal variety in masks ; Shared masking themes. Beauty and the beast ; Three-part horizontal composite masks ; Head-on-neck headdress ; Janus imagery --
Formal qualities in masks --
Inventive features: eyes, mouths, noses and ears --
Resonance: meaning, uses, purposes, functions and contexts. Invented spirits and invented forms ; Invented deities: figures ; Invented spirits: masks ; Carvers/artists ; The shrine contexts of figural sculpture ; Mask contexts and meanings ; Conclusion: revisiting invention --
Maps --
Peoples, cultures, and styles of Southeastern Nigeria. Igbo ; The lower Niger bronze industry ; Isoko ; Urhobo ; Ijo ; Ogoni ; Ibibio/Oron/Eket ; Ejagham/Efut ; Mbembe ; Bokyi ; Tiv ; Idoma-Akweya ; Igala --
Plates --
Two case studies on masks and masking. Okoroshi: invented Igbo spirits descended from the clouds ; The nexus of tradition and invention in Igbo maiden masks: a speculative case study.
Responsibility: Herbert M. Cole ; Dierk Dierking, editor.
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