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Kongo : power and majesty

Author: Christine GiuntiniJames GreenEllen G HoweAdriana RizzoKristen Windmuller-LunaAll authors
Publisher: New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2015] [date of distribution not identified] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A landmark presentation that will radically redefine our understanding of Africa's relationship with the West, Kongo: Power and Majesty, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this September, will focus on one of the continent's most influential artistic traditions, from the earliest moment of direct engagement between African and European leaders at the end of the 15th century through the early 20th century.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Giuntini; James Green; Ellen G Howe; Adriana Rizzo; Kristen Windmuller-Luna; Alisa LaGamma; Phyllis M Martin; John K Thornton; Josiah Blackmore; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
ISBN: 1588395758 9781588395757
OCLC Number: 904861628
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 18, 2015-January 3, 2016.
"A landmark presentation that will radically redefine our understanding of Africa's relationship with the West, Kongo: Power and Majesty, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this September, will focus on one of the continent's most influential artistic traditions, from the earliest moment of direct engagement between African and European leaders at the end of the 15th century through the early 20th century. The creative output of Kongo artists of Central Africa will be represented by 134 works drawn from more than 50 institutional and private collections across Europe and the United States, reflecting five hundred years of encounters and shifting relations between European and Kongo leaders. From a dynamic assembly of 15 monumental power figures to elegantly carved ivories and finely woven textiles, the exhibition will explore how the talents of Central Africa's most gifted artists were directed toward articulating a culturally distinct vernacular of power."--Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
Description: 308 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Map of Africa --
Chronology of kingship --
Kongo : power and majesty / Alisa LaGamma --
The Kingdom of Loango / Phyllis M. Martin --
The Kingdom of Kongo / John K. Thornton --
European images of the Kongolese in books / Josiah Blackmore --
Out of Kongo and into the Kunstkammer / Alisa LaGamma --
Kongo female power / Alisa LaGamma --
Mangaaka / Alisa LaGamma.
Other Titles: Kongo (Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: Alisa Lagamma ; with contributions by Josiah Blackmore, Christine Giuntini, James Green, Ellen G. Howe, Phyllis M. Martin, Adriana Rizzo, John K. Thornton, and Kristen Windmuller-Luna.
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