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Yale Publications in the History of Art #34: Radiance from the Waters: Ideals of Feminine Beauty in Mende Art

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Synopsis:

The Sande Society of the Mende people of Sierra Leone is a secret female regulatory society that both guards and transmits the ideals of feminine beauty so fundamental to the aesthetic criteria in Mende culture. In this eloquent and moving book, Sylvia Ardyn Boone describes the Society, its rituals and organization, and the mask worn by its members. Her book is an evocative account of Mende life and philosophy as well as a unique contribution to the study of African art, one based on African conceptions about the person and the human body.

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ISBN:
9780300048612
Author:
Boone, Sylvia Ardyn
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Women in art
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Subject:
Arts, Mende
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Publications in the History of Art
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
19900831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 b/w illus.
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7 in 1.45 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Sande Society of the Mende people of Sierra Leone is a secret female regulatory society that both guards and transmits the ideals of feminine beauty so fundamental to the aesthetic criteria in Mende culture. In this eloquent and moving book, Sylvia Ardyn Boone describes the Society, its rituals and organization, and the mask worn by its members. Her book is an evocative account of Mende life and philosophy as well as a unique contribution to the study of African art, one based on African conceptions about the person and the human body.
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