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Description - Yaka by Arthur Bourgeois

The Yaka, a tribe in the southwestern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have for over a century produced figurative statuettes, masks, and other objects which have fascinated Western scholars, collectors, and explorers. This impressive book brings together some of the earliest examples, as well as some of the most visually striking, and explores their uses in installation and initiation ceremonies and curative rituals, examining their relationship to leadership, divination, and sorcery. Colonial influences as well as 'anti-fetish' religious movements are studied for their impact on Yaka traditional art. The book includes eighteen black-and-white illustrations and drawings accompanying the text, sixty-two colour plates with commentary, and an annotated bibliography. AUTHOR: Arthur P. Bourgeois is Professor Emeritus in Art History at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. 62 colour, 18 b/w images

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788874395156
ISBN-10: 8874395159
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 168mm x 15mm)
Pages: 132
Imprint: Five Continents Editions
Publisher: Five Continents Editions
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: Italy

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Author Biography - Arthur Bourgeois

Arthur P. Bourgeois is Professor Emeritus in Art History at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.

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