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The African Mask
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 148

The African Mask

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-04
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  • Publisher: iUniverse

Twelve-year-old Layo, a Yoruba girl living in the area of eleventh-century Africa which is now Nigeria, attempts to reject the man who has been chosen to be her husband.

Spirits speak
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 185

Spirits speak

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Prestel Pub

Spirits Speak presents a selection of the most important African masks found in major museums and renowned private collections around the globe: an overview such as has never been compiled in this way before. Artistic mastery, charisma, age and authenticity were paramount selection criteria with only the very best examples representing each well-known mask type. An introductory essay elucidates the conceptual intricacies and varying functions of the masks and sweeps away deep-rooted misunderstandings. Enlightening commentaries offer background information about the function and origins of each mask's use within the ethnic groups from which they originate, and a foldout map places them in their original geographical context.

The African Mask. Con CD Audio. Per la Scuola secondaria di primo grado
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

The African Mask. Con CD Audio. Per la Scuola secondaria di primo grado

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-01-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Janet receives a letter from her ex-boyfriend Donald McKinnon. He calls her to visit him in Scotland, but when she arrives strange things begin to happen.

The Art of African Masks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

The Art of African Masks

Describes how different types of masks are made and used in Africa and how they reflect the culture of their ethnic groups.

African Masks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 287

African Masks

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Prestel Pub

African Masks surveys 248 of the finest examples of masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, of which 100 are reproduced in stunning color illustrations. Leading scholars on African art describe the masks' historical and religious functions, and their symbolic significance.

African Masks
  • Language: en

African Masks

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-11-29
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The photographs of the African masks and carvers in this book represent the Bwa (or Bwaba), Winiama and Mossi peoples of Burkina Faso, and the Bamana and Dogon peoples of Mali. Gaasch acquired many of these masks in the villages where they were carved. When possible, he interviewed the village carvers, the creators, of these dancing masks. Gaasch's interviews with the carvers underscore the cultural context where traditional African world views persist. And, to the extent possible, they give voice to the masks to reveal their own significance.The masks are, in our times, signifiers of cultures increasingly under siege, hostage to religious fanaticism, or to impoverishing globalization. This small book reaffirms the rights of these masks to continue to dance.

African Faces
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

African Faces

  • Categories: Art

This beautiful book was born out of the passion and artistic insight of Marnix Neerman and Hugo Martens. One hundred and twenty-eight masks have been photographed in such a unique style that their artistic nature is revealed to the utmost. Each mask has

Masks of Black Africa
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Masks of Black Africa

  • Categories: Art

Pictures grotesques, masks, and headdresses of various African tribes as well as exploring the psychological and ideological meaning, and ritual function of masks

Faces
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 372

Faces

  • Categories: Art

This book counteracts the commonly accepted belief that the expressionless stereotypical human faces in prehistoric and ancient art are the result of a consciously chosen style. Brener introduces evidence from psychology, evolutionary biology and other disciplines that suggest that something more significant may be involved. Scientists have emphasized the innate, genetically based nature of our fascination with the human face and its almost limitless expressive capacity, all of which is represented in the art of the last six centuries. But little attention has been paid to the anomaly of the vacuous expressions of earlier facial representations. Brener attributes this change to a change in t...

West African masks and cultural systems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

West African masks and cultural systems

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1988
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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