WALKER Roslyn Adele
The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art (ISBN-10: 0300138954-ISBN-13: 978-0300138955)
Détails sur le produit: Relié: 304 pages - 305 x 229 mm - Editeur: Yale University Press (décembre 2009) - Collection: Dallas Museum of Art Publications - Langue: Anglais
This beautifully illustrated book showcases 110 objects from the Dallas Museum of Art's world-renowned African collection. In contrast to Western 'art for art's sake', tradition-based African art served as an agent of religion, social stability, or social control. Chosen both for their visual appeal and their compelling histories and cultural significance, the works of art are presented under the themes of leadership and status; the cycle of life; decorative arts; and, influences (imported and exported). Also included in this book are many fascinating photographs that show the context in which these objects were originally used.