African Art: The World Bank Collection
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 1998 - Art - 92 pages
African artistic expression has helped to construct culture, form social identity, and support spiritual communication. The choice of the World Bank's African collection for a catalogue stems from the recognition by many art experts that the Bank is home to a rich and valuable collection that deserves to be better known by staff, representatives from member countries, and the public at large. The book displays African art from past to present, African art at the World Bank, and African art and society.
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Page 1 - It was, as well, the trajectory of the culture. The realm of culture is the realm of meanings, the effort in some imaginative form to make sense of the world through the expressiveness of art and ritual, particularly those "incomprehensions...
Page 16 - When the new Africa finds the moment and the mood for the discovery of its own past, here are matters which, properly understood, will provide a new chapter to world-history.
Page xiii - African art: / have felt my strongest artistic emotions when suddenly confronted with the sublime beauty of sculptures executed by the anonymous artists of Africa.
Page xiii - lf primitive art is more than the latest of our resurrections, it is not only because of its freedom, or the variety of its forms. lt is because it belongs to a psychological area of human experience.
Page xiii - The encounter of primitive, chiefly African art, with modern art represents one of the major metamorphoses of our epoch.
Page 5 - Ismail Serageldin is Vice President for Special Programs at the World Bank and Chairman of the World Bank Art Committee.