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Making History: The Femi Akinsanya African Art Collection

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Publisher Comments:

This sumptuous book presents important artworks from Africa, of Yoruba, Igbo, Urhobo, Cross River, Benin, and Benue River Valley origins. Sculptures from throughout Nigeria as well as Edo/Benin bronze and brass sculptures are featured, all from a major African-owned collection of African art. The analysis of this unique collection provides significant insight into an unexplored aspect of African art and the role and relevance of African collectors in shaping discourse on the subject.

Synopsis:

Published to accompany an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, this book showcases 85 exceptional works from Southern Africa. Whether figurative or abstract, carved out of wood, ivory, or horn, or made of cloth, glass beads, or clay, these exquisitely designed functional objects include snuff containers, pipes, headrests, staffs, sticks, beer vessels, and beaded garments.

About the Author

Constantine Petridis is curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art and adjunct professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Karel Nel is associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Product Details

ISBN:
9788874395712
Subtitle:
The Femi Akinsanya African Art Collection
Publisher:
5Continents
Author:
Petridis, Constantine
Author:
Amadi-Obi, Kelechi
Author:
Nel, Karel
Author:
Sylvester
Author:
Ogbechie, Sylvester Okwunodu
Author:
Okwunodu Ogbechie
Author:
Okwunodu Ogbechie, Sylvester
Subject:
African
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
220 color illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
12 x 9.5 in
Age Level:
up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » African
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions » Permanent Collections
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Folk Art
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photographers

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Published to accompany an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, this book showcases 85 exceptional works from Southern Africa. Whether figurative or abstract, carved out of wood, ivory, or horn, or made of cloth, glass beads, or clay, these exquisitely designed functional objects include snuff containers, pipes, headrests, staffs, sticks, beer vessels, and beaded garments.

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