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The Resource Art and risk in ancient Yoruba : IFE history, power, and identity, c. 1300, Suzanne Preston Blier

Art and risk in ancient Yoruba : IFE history, power, and identity, c. 1300, Suzanne Preston Blier

Label
Art and risk in ancient Yoruba : IFE history, power, and identity, c. 1300
Title
Art and risk in ancient Yoruba
Title remainder
IFE history, power, and identity, c. 1300
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Preston Blier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Suzanne Preston Blier examines the intersection of art, risk, and creativity in early African arts from the Yoruba center of Ife and the striking ways that ancient Ife artworks inform society, politics, history, and religion. Yoruba art offers a unique lens into one of Africa's most important and least understood early civilizations, one whose historic arts have long been of interest to local residents and Westerners alike because of their tour-de-force visual power and technical complexity. Among the complementary subjects explored are questions of art making, art viewing, and aesthetics in the famed ancient Nigerian city-state, as well as the attendant risks and danger assumed by artists, patrons, and viewers alike in certain forms of subject matter and modes of portrayal, including unique genres of body marking, portraiture, animal symbolism, and regalia." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blier, Suzanne Preston
Dewey number
730.96692801
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7399.N5
LC item number
B59 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Yoruba
  • Art, Yoruba
  • Art and society
  • Ife (Nigeria)
  • Ife (Nigeria)
  • Creative ability in technology
  • Yoruba
  • Kunst
  • Kreativität
  • Kunstethnologie
  • Gesellschaft
  • Ife
  • Nigeria
Label
Art and risk in ancient Yoruba : IFE history, power, and identity, c. 1300, Suzanne Preston Blier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-554) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: art, risk, and history. Art, risk, and identity. Making art: artists, subjects, materials, and patrons -- Experiencing art at Ife: sight, site, and viewership -- If looks could kill: aesthetics and political expression -- Embedding identity: marking the Ife body. Politics, representation, and regalia. A gallery of portrait heads: political art in early Ife -- Animal avatars: art, identity and the natural world -- Crowning glory: the art and politics of headgear -- Battling with symbols: staffs of office, menhirs, and thrones
Control code
810586526
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxiii, 574 pages
Isbn
9781108431040
Lccn
2012037813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024832144
Other physical details
illustrations (some in color)
System control number
(OCoLC)810586526
Label
Art and risk in ancient Yoruba : IFE history, power, and identity, c. 1300, Suzanne Preston Blier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-554) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: art, risk, and history. Art, risk, and identity. Making art: artists, subjects, materials, and patrons -- Experiencing art at Ife: sight, site, and viewership -- If looks could kill: aesthetics and political expression -- Embedding identity: marking the Ife body. Politics, representation, and regalia. A gallery of portrait heads: political art in early Ife -- Animal avatars: art, identity and the natural world -- Crowning glory: the art and politics of headgear -- Battling with symbols: staffs of office, menhirs, and thrones
Control code
810586526
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxiii, 574 pages
Isbn
9781108431040
Lccn
2012037813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024832144
Other physical details
illustrations (some in color)
System control number
(OCoLC)810586526

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