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The scramble for art in Central Africa
Title:
The scramble for art in Central Africa
Author:
Schildkrout, Enid.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Objects and agendas : re-collecting the Congo / "Enlightened but in darkness" : interpretations of Kuba art and culture at the turn of the twentieth century / Kuba art and the birth of ethnography / Curios and curiosity : notes on reading Torday and Frobenius / Appendix : on the ethnography and economics of collecting, from Leo Frobenius' Nochmals zu den Bakubavölkern / Artes Africanae : the western discovery of "art" in northeastern Congo / Nineteenth-century images of the Mangbetu in explorers' accounts / Personal styles and disciplinary paradigms : Frederick Starr and Herbert Lang / Where art and ethnology met : the Ward African collection at the Smithsonian / "Magic, or as we usually say, art" : a framework for comparing European and African art
ISBN:
9780521583497

9780521586788
Format :
Book