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The Resource African masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts, essays by Michael Kan and Roy Sieber ; text by David W. Penney, Mary Nooter Roberts, and Helen M. Shannon

African masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts, essays by Michael Kan and Roy Sieber ; text by David W. Penney, Mary Nooter Roberts, and Helen M. Shannon

Label
African masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts
Title
African masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts
Statement of responsibility
essays by Michael Kan and Roy Sieber ; text by David W. Penney, Mary Nooter Roberts, and Helen M. Shannon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
African Masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts showcases eighty-eight of the museum's finest works, representing the full range of major sub-Saharan sculptural traditions during the past three centuries: figures, masks, containers, carved stools, jewelry, and musical instruments. As noted in the introductory material, almost all African art has a functional base - each sculpture's primary justification is its effectiveness as a ritual or utilitarian object. Text accompanying each photograph describes not only the circumstances, when known, of the object's creation, but also the harmonious interplay of its aesthetic features and cultural and spiritual function. The catalogue also details the rituals surrounding the religious objects and the social importance of the secular works. Organized by region, from the western Sudan to southern Africa, the book includes essays on the history of each area, as well as maps and an extensive bibliography. Michael Kan, the curator of the collection, provides a history of the museum's African art acquisitions since 1900, and the introduction by Roy Sieber traces the evolution of Western appreciation for African art, describing also the value placed on the objects by the community from which they arose
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NB1091.65
LC item number
.D48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Detroit Institute of Arts.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1923-2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kan, Michael
  • Sieber, Roy
  • Roberts, Mary Nooter
  • Penney, David W
  • Shannon, Helen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Sculpture, Black
  • Carving (Decorative arts)
  • Sculpture
  • Carving (Decorative arts)
  • Carving (Decorative arts)
  • Sculpture
  • Sculpture, Black
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Michigan
  • Sculpture
Label
African masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts, essays by Michael Kan and Roy Sieber ; text by David W. Penney, Mary Nooter Roberts, and Helen M. Shannon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to African art / Roy Sieber -- African Art of the Detriot Institute of Arts / Michael Kan -- Western Sudan -- Guinea Coast -- Cameroon and Central Highlands -- Western Congo Basin and Ogowe River -- Lower Congo and Kwango Basins -- Eastern Congo Basin -- East and South Africa
Control code
32050622
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xi, 180 pages
Isbn
9781560986027
Lccn
95006169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)32050622
Label
African masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts, essays by Michael Kan and Roy Sieber ; text by David W. Penney, Mary Nooter Roberts, and Helen M. Shannon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to African art / Roy Sieber -- African Art of the Detriot Institute of Arts / Michael Kan -- Western Sudan -- Guinea Coast -- Cameroon and Central Highlands -- Western Congo Basin and Ogowe River -- Lower Congo and Kwango Basins -- Eastern Congo Basin -- East and South Africa
Control code
32050622
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xi, 180 pages
Isbn
9781560986027
Lccn
95006169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)32050622

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