Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions

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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300247626

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About the Author

Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, poet, and political activist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. His many publications include You Must Set Forth at Dawn and Of Africa.

Reviews

Soyinka "uses personal anecdotes and philosophical reflections to demonstrate the vast webs of reference from which meaning in art is made. . . . Soyinka offers readers an intellectual adventure."--Maggie Taft, Booklist
"For all its vituperation, Beyond Aesthetics is a happy book, filled with a rambling sense of life. After reading it, you end up hoping, praying even, that the world would cast up more souls like Soyinka's -- sensitive, probing, alight with earthy fire and a marvelous, tap-dancing curiosity."--Bailey Trela, Full Stop
"Wole Soyinka, the great Afro-Atlantic master, speaks with authority and compassion about the art and literature of the black world. Beyond Aesthetics is insightful, essential reading."--Robert Farris Thompson, author of Flash of the Spirit and Tango: The Art History of Love