Royal Arts of Africa: The Majesty of Form

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A fascinating overview of African art that explores the diverse ways in which African rulers have employed art and architecture in kingdoms from West and Central Africa to define individual and state identity. Suzanne Blier draws on a rich array of illustrations to provide a unique insight into the cultural context of these complex arts while also raising more general questions about royalty and power.
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Overview

A fascinating overview of African art that explores the diverse ways in which African rulers have employed art and architecture in kingdoms from West and Central Africa to define individual and state identity. Suzanne Blier draws on a rich array of illustrations to provide a unique insight into the cultural context of these complex arts while also raising more general questions about royalty and power.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856691130
  • Publisher: King, Laurence Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/8/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 730,586
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Suzanne Preston Blier is Professor of African Art in the Departments of Fine Arts and Afro-American Studies at Harvard University. She has written extensively on African arts and culture, and is the recipient of numerous academic awards, among them the Charles Rufus Morey Award for her book African Vodun Art: Art Psychology and Power.
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