Osogbo and the Art of Heritage: Monuments, Deities, and Money

Osogbo and the Art of Heritage: Monuments, Deities, and Money

by Peter Probst


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253222954
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Series: African Expressive Cultures Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Peter Probst is Professor of Art and Art History at Tufts University.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Modernity of Heritage
1 – Heritage as Source: Histories and Images of Osun Osogbo
2 – Heritage as Novelty: Revitalizing Yoruba Art in the Spirit of Modernism
3 – Heritage as Project: Hybridity and the Reauthentication of the Osun Grove
4 – Heritage as Style: Travel, Interaction, and the Branding of Osogbo Art
5 – Heritage as Spectacle: Image and Attention in the Osun Osogbo Festival
6 – Heritage as Remembrance: History, Photography and Styles of Imagination
7 – Heritage as Control: From Art and Religion to Media and Mediation
Coda: A Final Note on Heritage as Presence

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