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Baga

Author: Marie Yvonne Curtis
Publisher: Milan, Italy : 5 Continents Editions, New York : Abrams, an imprint of ABRAMS, ©2018 2018. [2018]
Series: Visions d'Afrique., 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Baga, along with the Nalu and the Landuma, are a small rice-growing community living along the coast of Guinea, in West Africa. They became famous following the discovery of their extraordinary sculptures by explorers, colonial administrators, ethnologists, collectors, and art dealers towards the end of the nineteenth century. Nowadays, the art of the Baga is admired in the public and private collections of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Yvonne Curtis
ISBN: 9788874398201 8874398204
OCLC Number: 1057670334
Description: 140 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Between tradition and innovation --
Historical overview of the discovery of Baga objects --
The Baga: a people steeped in tradition --
The beliefs --
The sculptors --
The ancient art of the Baga --
The most recent sculptures --
Fresh challenges confronting the masks.
Series Title: Visions d'Afrique., 18.
Responsibility: Marie Yvonne Curtis.

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The 18th title of the reference series Visions of Africa, this publication presents different types of wooden masks and statues of various sizes, as well as wonderful percussion instruments, chiefs'  Read more...

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