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Description - African Art and the Colonial Encounter by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

Focusing 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 Details

ISBN: 9780253219220
ISBN-10: 0253219221
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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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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