The Scramble for Art in Central Africa
Normal Price: $89.95
Your Price: $80.96 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.05 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Scramble for Art in Central Africa by Enid Schildkrout
Book DescriptionWestern attitudes to Africa have been influenced to an extraordinary degree by the arts and artefacts that were brought back by the early collectors, exhibited in museums, and celebrated by scholars and artists in the metropolitan centres. The contributors to this volume trace the life history of artefacts that were brought to Europe and America from Congo towards the end of the nineteenth century, and became the subjects of museum displays. They also present fascinating case studies of the pioneering collectors, including such major figures as Frobenius and Torday. They discuss the complex and sensitive issues involved in the business of 'collecting', and show how the collections and exhibitions influenced academic debates about the categories of art and artefact, and the notion of authenticity, and challenged conventional aesthetic values, as modern Western artists began to draw on African models.
Buy Scramble for Art in Central Africa book by Enid Schildkrout from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521586788
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Enid Schildkrout
Dynasty and Divinity, Paperback (February 2010)
Presents a major part of the extraordinary corpus of ancient Ife art in terra-cotta, stone, and metal, dating from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries. This title explores the purposes for which this art may have been made and its relationship to Yoruba ideas about leadership, divinity, gender, and aesthetics.
Grass Roots, Paperback (September 2008)
Follows the coiled basket along its transformation from a simple farm tool used for processing grain to a work of art and a symbol of African and African American identity. This work contains images of the work of contemporary basket makers, as well as photographs that document the artistic heritage of the southern United States.
People of the Zongo, Paperback (September 2007)
Questions of ethnicity, religion, cultural change and the African national identity are probed in this study of the immigrant community of Kumasi, Ghana.
Scramble for Art in Central Africa, Hardback (March 1998)» View all books by Enid Schildkrout
This book is about the expeditions from Europe and North America to collect African art objects at the turn of the century.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Scramble for Art in Central Africa book by Enid Schildkrout and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.