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art of Western Africa

William Fagg

art of Western Africa

tribal masks and sculptures

by William Fagg

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Published by Collins in association with Unesco .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Fagg.
SeriesFontana Unesco art books
The Physical Object
Pagination25p. :
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18875392M

The collection of the arts of Africa reflects the continent’s great cultural and geographic diversity and deep, complex history through over works of art from the 11th through the 20th century. With strengths in wood carvings from West and Central Africa, the collection encompasses beadwork, masks and sculptures, costume and jewelry. Western Central Africa's rock art is still being discovered today, and thus further discovery and documentation of the rock art is vital. The Western Central Africa section is categorized by location: Gabon, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Congo.

It would be a way to evaluate how well they have understood the important points you have been making about art in general and African art in particular. Books of Interest for the Teacher. Lifschitz, Edward, The Art of West African Kingdoms. (Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.: ) ISBN Cowboy Joke Book USA Amarillo Texas Art Original Western American Mountain Men. Shipped with USPS Media Rating: % positive.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The World of Spirits and Ancestors: In the Art of Western Sub-Saharan Africa by Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! Cement sculpture in West Africa is a twentieth-century art form and often appears quite modern, but wherever it occurs, invariably it springs from earlier traditions: Igbo mbari shrines, Asafo monuments, Akan or Ibibio tomb sculptures. The continuities, however, are not hard to discern.


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The book also examines the influence of African art on 20th-century Western masters such as Picasso, Modigliani, and Brancusi. About the Author.

Ezio Bassani is an art historian and has written extensively on African art. Among his many publications is Power of Form (Skira, )/5(7).

The art of Western Africa;: Sculpture and tribal masks (A Mentor-UNESCO art book) Unknown Binding – January 1, by William Buller Fagg (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating4/5(1).

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Asihene, E.V. Introduction to traditional art of Western Africa. London, Constable [] (OCoLC) African art, the visual arts of native Africa, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, including such media as sculpture, painting, pottery, rock art, textiles, masks, personal decoration, and jewelry.

For more general explorations of media, see individual media articles (e.g., painting, sculpture, pottery, and textile).For a discussion of the characteristics, functions, and forms of masks, see. A decent book of its time (), with some representative (if very familiar)African Tribal Art items in reasonable B/W photographs.

Each item has short (1/2 page) summary of tribal distinctions. A useful book to help identify the tribal origin of West African s: 1. By carefully extracting the threads of ancient Arab sources, oral traditions and archaeological studies, Michael Gomez weaves the early West African empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhay together and inextricably binds them to the rest of the world in a ground-breaking way.

At interplay throughout the book are the criss-crossing fibers of religion, slavery, caste, ethnicity, race, and. West Africa is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude.

The Atlantic Ocean forms the western and southern borders of the West African region. The northern border is the Sahara Desert, with the Ranishanu Bend generally considered the northernmost part of the region. The eastern border is less precise, with some placing it at the Benue Trough. Nicely produced, but rather limited survey of the art of the Fang tribes of Western Equitorial Africa.

The focus is on (1) Fang Art Among The Arts Of Africa (2) Rites And Beliefs: Fang Objects And Synbols (3) The Fang Migrations (4) The Ethnic History Of The Fang (5) The Catalogue Of Objects, including a study of the proportions of Fang Art Reviews: 3.

The universe of West African children is filled with vivid colors and textures, traditional rhythms, and ancestral voices that echo through generations, via the art of storytelling.

That these narratives have found their way to paper, as illustrated books, assures their transmission to the children of the world.

Get this from a library. The art of Western Africa: tribal masks and sculptures. [William Buller Fagg] -- Surveys Western Africa art which reflects the differences in the tribes of the area, and ranges from restrained humanistic to grotesque abstract. (shelved -1 times as western-africa) avg rating — 1, ratings — published Want to Read saving.

With Africa subjugated and dominated, the Western culture and European mode of civilisation began to thrive and outgrow African cultural heritage. Traditional African cultural practices paved the way for foreign way of doing things as Africans became fully ‘westernised’.

Western culture now is regarded as frontline civilisation. West Africa covers an area of about one-fifth of the continent, or 6, sq km. The northern part of the region is a semi-arid terrain, south of the Sahara Desert.

The southern part is covered by savannahs. The total population of West Africa exceeds million. The most populous country is Nigeria with million inhabitants ().

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fagg, William Buller. Art of Western Africa. New York: New American Library by arrangement with UNESCO, © Buy The art of Western Africa: Tribal masks and sculptures (Fontana Unesco art books) First Printing by Fagg, William (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : William Fagg. Dogon art is primarily sculpture. Dogon art revolves around religious values, ideals, and freedoms (Laude, 19). Dogon sculptures are not made to be seen publicly, and are commonly hidden from the public eye within the houses of families, sanctuaries, or kept with the Hogon (Laude, 20).The importance of secrecy is due to the symbolic meaning behind the pieces and the process by.

New York-based artist Hugh Hayden visualizes the ways African traditions are embedded into multiple facets of American culture through a series of cast-iron of a larger exhibition titled American Food, the 26 pans are molded to reveal facial impressions that evoke West African-style masks, blending the cooking tool and cultural object.

Title: The Art of Central Africa: Sculpture and Tribal Masks and The Art of Western Africa: Sculpture and Tribal Masks [Two Volumes] Author Name: Fagg, William, intro.

Categories: Africa, Art, Edition: First Printings Publisher: New York/Toronto, The New American Library/A Mentor-UNESCO Art Book: Binding: Paperback Book Condition: Good + Seller ID: With Mande Music, Eric Charry offers the most comprehensive source available on one of Africa's richest and most sophisticated music cultures.

Using resources as disparate as early Arabic travel accounts, oral histories, and archival research as well as his own extensive studies in Mali, Guinea, Senegal, and the Gambia, Charry traces this music culture from its origins in/5(1).

Shop trade & scholarly remainders in art, history, literature & science. Carefully selected overstock. Not hurts, returns, damaged or shelf-worn copies. West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Timetable for School Candidates / [Final International Timetable] WAEC GCE Registration Form – Instructions and Guidelines [August/September Second Series] WAEC GCE Registration Closing Date for Second Series August/September.20 top books about Africa, including both fiction and nonfiction.

In the 19 th century, as the nations of Europe rushed to grab ever-larger expanses of territory there, Africa was known as the Dark Continent. In some ways, that label is still apt.

Everywhere else—Europe, Asia, the Americas—understanding of Africa and Africans is limited, and far too often wildly distorted.