Art and Power in the Central African Savanna: Luba - Songye - Chokwe - Luluwa
Détails sur le produit: Relié: 160 pages - Editeur: MercatorFonds (29 septembre 2008)
Langue: Anglais - ISBN-10: 9061538300 - ISBN-13: 978-9061538301
Hardback with jacket, 120 illustrations, 100 in colour. Revealing the powers immanent in works that the West long regarded only as exotic or abstract, Constantine Petridis looks beneath the surface of the arts of the Luba, Songye, Chokwe and Luluwa peoples to find, literally embedded in sculpture, the forces that enable the spirit world to intervene in daily life. Ritual use of these objects is expected to ensure a healthy birth, successful hunt, or triumph over an enemy. Analysis of the scholarly record illuminates the changing visions of leadership and prestige that fostered the development of the majestic, elaborate figure styles long prized in the West.