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Luba: Visions of Africa
     

Luba: Visions of Africa

by Mary Rooter Roberts, Allen F. Roberts
 

This image-filled book features outstanding works of Luba art from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Major themes to be addressed include the role of visual and performance arts in Luba traditional politics; the symbolism of the female image and why 'the king is a woman' for Luba; the instrumentality of royal insignia in politics, problem-solving, and healing; and

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This image-filled book features outstanding works of Luba art from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Major themes to be addressed include the role of visual and performance arts in Luba traditional politics; the symbolism of the female image and why 'the king is a woman' for Luba; the instrumentality of royal insignia in politics, problem-solving, and healing; and the use of art objects in the creation and transmission of historical knowledge in both the Luba heartland and its peripheries. Case studies from the authors' long research among Luba, Tabwa, and related peoples of the Congo will illuminate the complex philosophical underpinnings of Luba thought and visual expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788874392971
Publisher:
5 Continents Editions
Publication date:
02/25/2007
Series:
Visions of Africa Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
475,619
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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