The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art

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Description

This beautifully illustrated book showcases 110 objects from the Dallas Museum of Art's world-renowned African collection. In contrast to Western "art for art's sake," tradition-based African art served as an agent of religion, social stability, or social control. Chosen both for their visual appeal and their compelling histories and cultural significance, the works of art are presented under the themes of leadership and status; the cycle of life; decorative arts; and influences (imported and exported). Also included are many fascinating photographs that show the context in which these objects were originally used.

Product Details

Price
$90.00
Publisher
Dallas Museum of Art
Publish Date
January 01, 2010
Pages
319
Dimensions
9.4 X 1.3 X 12.2 inches | 4.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300138955
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About the Author

Roslyn Adele Walker is Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas and the Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.