African Art and the Colonial Encounter
Inventing a Global Commodity
By (author) Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
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African Art and the Colonial Encounter by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Book DescriptionFocusing on the theme of warriorhood, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir weaves a complex history of how colonial influence forever changed artistic practice, objects, and their meaning. Looking at two widely diverse cultures, the Idoma in Nigeria and the Samburu in Kenya, Kasfir makes a bold statement about the links between colonialism, the Europeans' image of Africans, Africans' changing self representation, and the impact of global trade on cultural artifacts and the making of art. This intriguing history of the interaction between peoples, aesthetics, morals, artistic objects and practices, and the global trade in African art challenges current ideas about artistic production and representation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253219220
(5983mm x 3971mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
African Art and Agency in the Workshop, Paperback (April 2013)
Discusses the role of the workshop in the creation of African art
Central Nigeria Unmasked, Paperback (September 2011)
Brings together figurative wood sculptures and ceramic vessels, masks, and elaborate bronze and iron regalia selected to exemplify important typologies within the Benue River Valley
Contemporary African Art, Paperback (January 2000)» View all books by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
An examination of the major themes and accomplishments in African art since the middle of the 20th century. It seeks to achieve a balance between the critical re-examination of frequently-discussed artists, groups and workshops and the introduction of less-publicized or more recent material.
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Author Biography - Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Sidney Littlefield Kasfir is Professor in the Department of Art History at Emory University where she is also Faculty Curator of African Art. She is author of Contemporary African Art and editor of West African Masks and Cultural Systems.
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