A comprehensive introduction to the vast range of tribal sculpture from Africa is presented in this photographic survey. Ashanti fertility dolls, Bambara dance headpieces, Bachokwe staff heads, and Bakuba boxes are included in 347 works from Senegal to the Congo regions, Mali to Sierra Leone. This book provides a tremendous opportunity for Africans and non-Africans alike to view the diversity, expressive quality, and sheer evocative power of African art, and to gain a better understanding of one of the great heritages of mankind.Warren Robbins presents the pieces from the perspective of two civilizations -- Africa and the West. Believing that the works are classical rather than primitive art, his sensitive analysis of the stylistic refinements of the various tribes past and present emphasizes the importance of preserving this art for posterity. The text and captions are presented in both English and French.
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AFRICAN ART AND MODERN WESTERN ART
AFRICAN ART IN AMERICA
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Africa African art African sculpture Alperton American Collections American Museum Ancestor Figure Angola Antelope Art in American Art Museum artists Ashanti Bachokwe Bakota Balega Baluba Bambara Baoulé Basongé Baule beads Benin Kingdom Bois et colorant brass Bronze Cameroun carvings City Clark Stillman Coiffure de danse Coll collections américaines Congo Brazzaville Congo-Léopoldville Côte d'Ivoire cultures d'art Dahomey Dance Headpiece Dance Mask Dogon FACING EN FACE Fagg Fang Femme debout Gabon Ghana Guinée Harold Rome Harvard University Head Ivory Coast l'art africain LEFT Léopoldville Liberia life Mask Massachusetts metal Museum of African Museum of Art Museum of Natural Museum of Primitive Natural History New York New York Mr Nigeria Paul Tishman Peabody Museum peoples Philadelphia pigment poldville Primitive Art RIGHT Royaume du Bénin sculpture africaine Sénoufo Senufo Sierra Leone Smithsonian Institution Society Standing Woman Tji Wara tradition traditional tribal tribes Uniontown Washington Webster Plass Western art William Wood works world Yoruba