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African vodun : art, psychology, and power

Author: Suzanne Preston Blier
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines the artworks of the contemporary "vodun" cultures of southern Benin and Togo in West Africa, as well as the related "voudou" traditions of the Americas. It explores such topics as  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Preston Blier
ISBN: 0226058603 9780226058603 0226058581 9780226058580
OCLC Number: 1110294712
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: xi, 476 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Linguistic Note Introduction: Ties that Bind: The Psychology and Power of Art 1: Vodun Art, Social History, and the Slave Trade 2: Audiences, Artists, and Sculptural Activators 3: Design in Desire: Transference and the Arts of [actual symbol not reproducible] 4: Bodies and Being: Anatomy, Anamnesis, and Representation 5: The I and Not-I in Artistic Expressions of the Self 6: Alchemy and Art: Matter, Mind, and Sculptural Meaning 7: Surface Parergon and the Arts of Suturing 8: The Force of Genre: Sculptural Tension and Typology 9: Power, Art, and the Mysteries of Rule Conclusions, Concomitants, and Comparisons Appendix: Collections and Stylistic Features Sources Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Suzanne Preston Blier.

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