Beads, Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe

Beads, Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe

by Henry John Drewal, John Mason
     
 

ISBN-10: 0930741633

ISBN-13: 9780930741631

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930741631
Publisher:
University of California Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
9.18(w) x 12.03(h) x 1.00(d)

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