9780300138955

The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300138955

  • ISBN10:

    0300138954

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2010-01-18
  • Publisher: Dallas Museum of Art
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

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