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African Art and the Colonial Encounter

Inventing a Global Commodity

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African Art and the Colonial Encounter by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
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Focusing on the theme of warriorhood, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir weaves a complex history of how colonial influence forever changed artistic practice, objects, and their meaning. Looking at two widely diverse cultures, the Idoma in Nigeria and the Samburu in Kenya, Kasfir makes a bold statement about the links between colonialism, the Europeans' image of Africans, Africans' changing self representation, and the impact of global trade on cultural artifacts and the making of art. This intriguing history of the interaction between peoples, aesthetics, morals, artistic objects and practices, and the global trade in African art challenges current ideas about artistic production and representation.

Author Biography

Sidney Littlefield Kasfir is Professor in the Department of Art History at Emory University where she is also Faculty Curator of African Art. She is author of Contemporary African Art and editor of West African Masks and Cultural Systems.
Release date NZ
October 24th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
79 b&w illus., 1 map
Imprint
Indiana University Press
Pages
408
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780253219220
Product ID
2063990

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