Book : Surfaces : Color, Substances, and Ritual , applications on African Sculptures

Book : Surfaces : Color, Substances, and Ritual , applications on African Sculptures

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Surfaces : Color, Substances, and Ritual , applications on African Sculptures

  • Series : African Expressive Cultures
  • Hardcover : 536 pages
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press (April 30, 2009)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10 : 0253352517
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0253352514
  • Product Dimensions : 5 x 1.5 x 11 inches

"Surfaces bridges the spheres of art production and art use in ways that had hitherto been ignored. Surfaces, like materials, can no longer be viewed as simply a subset of style; instead, to understand surface treatment is to reflect on belief, meaning, significance and function of art. The value of this book is that it forces the reader to begin thinking about diverse treatments of art surfaces as integral parts of the total symbolic structures encoded in African art objects. It opens up new avenues not only for reading African art but also for understanding the process of African art creation—how art becomes art." —Nii Quarcoopome, Curator of African Art, Detroit Institute of Arts

(Nii Quarcoopome, Curator of African Art, Detroit Institute of Arts)

"This book demonstrates without question that the surface of African wood sculpture is a site of intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic deliberation." —Z. S. Strother, University of California, Los Angeles