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 Detail of cover - African Art in the Cycle of Life (sieber2p 200/158)
Sieber, Roy & Roslyn Adele Walker. AFRICAN ART IN THE CYCLE OF LIFE. National Museum of African Art. BNo. 0-87474-821-6. First Edition, 1987 (pb). Pp: 155; 290mm x 290mm; 0.82kg. 54 col, 73 b/w, 3 fig, 1 map. Lenders, foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, conclusion, provenance, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1987. (This book was published in conjunction with an inaugural exhibition of the same name. It focuses on sculpture which is that portion of African art that has prompted the strongest aesthetic reaction in the West) (Keywords: Ethnology, social anthropolgy, Africa, Dogon, Igbo, Ala, Senufo, Kwonro, Akan, Afo, Lulua, Baga, Suku).
Book Code: L434 AU$60
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Turnbull, Colin M. THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE. The Ik people of the mountains between Uganda, Kenya and Sudan. BNo. 0-330-24162-1. Paperback Edition, 1974 (1973) (pb). Pp: 253; 195mm x 125mm; 0.23kg. 25 b/w(pl), 2 fig, 3 maps. Preface, glossary, guide to pronunciation, index. A good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (edges of pages browned). Picador, Pan Books Ltd, London, 1974. (This book is a portrait of the Ik, a black African tribe, in the final stages of decline and dissolution. The Ik, a tribe of nomad hunters, were driven from their hunting grounds into the barren mountains that separate Uganda, the Sudan and Kenya. Forbidden to hunt the animals that once fed them, they were asked to become farmers in a land with no rain and with no knowledge of farming. The results were disastrous. In less than fifty years all social conventions have gone and family life has totally disintregrated) (Keywords: Contemporary anthropology, Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Ik people).
Book Code: D398 AU$10
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 Detail of wrapper - AFRICAN AND OCEANIC ART (trowell1p 160/185  TROW1)
Trowell, Margaret & Hans Nevermann. AFRICAN AND OCEANIC ART. Panorama of World Art. BNo. 68-16798. First Edition, 1968. Pp: 263; 225mm x 190mm; 1.16kg. 154 col, 133 b/w, 2 maps. Bibliography, index. A good copy in brown-cloth boards and dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: f. (minor tears and some discolouration in wrap). Harry N. Abrams Inc Publishers, New York, 1968. (The African dance masks, fetish figures, reliquaries and purely decorative objects are all illustrated and are related to the geographical, religious and social conditions that inspired them. In the Oceanic area the complex interrelationships of the great diversity of styles are traced) (Keywords: Ethnology, Africa, West and Central, Pacific, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia).
Book Code: F269 AU$95
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Trowell, Margaret. CLASSICAL AFRICAN SCULPTURE. An appreciation, function and critique. BNo. n/a. Second Edition, 1965 (1954). Pp: 103; 245mm x 150mm; 0.61kg. 120 b/w(pl), 2 maps. Foreword to 2nd edition, acknowledgments, selected bibliography, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (minor wear on wrap). Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1965. (This book deals with the appreciation of African art, the function of the craftsman and his art, geography, history and the social pattern, and finishes with a brief critique of African sculpture. This second edition includes some account of the work done on the early Nok culture by Bernhard Fagg) (Keywords: Ethnology, Africa, West and Central, Bambara, Ibo, Benin, Yoruba, Fang, Baluba).
Book Code: J150 AU$75
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 Detail of wrapper  -  A LIFE WITH THE GODS  -   In their Yoruba Homeland   (wenger1p  170/234  WENG1)
Wenger, Susanne & Gert Chesi. A LIFE WITH THE GODS. In their Yoruba Homeland. BNo. 3-85399-015-0. First Edition, 1983. Pp: 236; 300mm x 250mm; 1.69kg. Num col & b/w. Forewords, editor's note, appendix, glossary, notes. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. (minor wear on wrp). Perlinger Verlag Ges m.b.H., Worgl, Austria, 1983. (The author recounts her acquaintance with the orisha-Yoruba gods and goddesses - after thirty years residence in their Nigerian homeland) (Keywords: Mythology, West Africa, Nigeria, Osogbo, Ife, Ebo, Sango).
Book Code: S337 SOLD - now out of stock AU$195
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Willett, Frank. AFRICAN ART. A historical view and introduction to African art. BNo. 0-275-71180-3. Reprinted Edition, 1975 (1971) (pb). Pp: 288; 210mm x 150mm; 0.48kg. 61 col, 200 b/w, 3 maps. Notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg (protective film on wrap). Praeger Publishers, New York, 1975. (The author has reviewed the astonishing variety and expressive power of the art of this vast continent) (Keywords: Ethnology, Ife, Bantu, Yoruba, Fang, Senufo, Bateke, Ekoi, Ngere).
Book Code: F089 AU$15
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 Detail of wrapper of ICON AND IMAGE  (williams20p  160/209  WILL20)
Williams, Denis. ICON AND IMAGE. A Study of Sacred and Secular Forms of African Classical Art. BNo. 0-7139-0477-1. First Edition, 1974. Pp: xviii, 331; 255mm x 195mm; 1.20kg. 219 b/w & fig, 6 tab, 2 maps. Acknowledgments, appendix, bibliography, notes and references, literary sources, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (wear on dw with minor tear). Allen Lane, London, 1974. (The author has written a magisterial survey of African classical sculpture and metallurgy. This book presents a picture of African history through the examination of techniques and cults associated with particular forms) (Keywords: Ethnology, Sango, Yoruba, Gelede, Orisa Ogun, Asante, Benin, Ife, Ogboni).
Book Code: C386 AU$50
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