Description - Igbo by Herbert Cole
This wide-ranging survey of art made by the 15 to 20 million Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria focuses on the twentieth century but also takes a look at the extraordinary ninth and tenth-century BC cast copper alloy and ceramic finds that influenced Igbo artworks created twenty centuries later. Ceremonial contexts and meanings are explained, covering art associated with individuals as well as communal works and ranging from personal decoration to architectural forms, from household objects to cult sculpture, title regalia, and public shrines. AUTHOR: Herbert M. Cole taught African art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for thirty-five years and is now professor emeritus. He has written, co-written, or edited nine books and more than sixty articles on African art and curated many exhibitions. This is the first title focused exclusively on Igbo art since his 1984 book Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos, now long out of print. 60 colour, 18 b/w images
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Author Biography - Herbert Cole
Herbert M. Cole taught African art history at the University of California for 35 years and is now professor emeritus. He has written, or edited nine books and more than 60 articles on African art and curated many exhibitions. In 2001 he was honoured with a Leadership Award for lifetime achievement by the Arts Council for the African Studies Association, the international professional organisation for those concerned with the Arts of Africa.
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