Beads, Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universeby Henry John Drewal, John Mason
Pub. Date: 12/28/1997
Publisher: University of California Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History
The sights and sounds of the Yor�b� cosmos are made manifest through the pervasive use of beads. This spectacular book represents a collaboration between art historian Henry John Drewal and Yor�b� priest John Mason. From the forests of Africa a thousand years ago to the bustling cities of New York, Havana, and Salvador, today, Yor�b� religion has used beads to convey the artistic spirit and deep connection to the other world that its practitioners feel. This beautifully illustrated volume traces the history of the beads, their use, and Yor�b� aesthetics and artistry.
About the Author: Henry John Drewal is professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin. John Mason has lectured widely on Yoruba art and religion.
- University of California Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History
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- 9.18(w) x 12.03(h) x 1.00(d)
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