Royal Arts of Africa - The Majesty of Form
Royal Arts of Africa - The Majesty of Form by Suzanne Preston Blier is a richly illustrated survey of African art exploring how rulers defined themselves and their kingdoms through art and architecture. Complex issues of culture and power.
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|Dimensions||12.7 x 19.8cm|
|Fabric & material||Paperback|
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Suzanne Preston Blier is Professor of African Art in the Departments of Fine Arts and Afro-American Studies at Harvard University and has written extensively on African arts and culture.
INTRODUCTION Paradoxes of Rule
ONE: The Benin Kingdom: Politics, Religion, and Natural Order
TWO: Yoruba and Dahomey: Divine Authority and the Arts of Royal History
THREE: The Asante Kingdom: The Golden Ages of Ghana
FOUR: Cameroon Grasslands: Royal Art Patronage in Contexts of Change
FIVE: Kongo and Kuba:
-The Kongo Kingdom
-The Kuba Kingdom
CONCLUSION The Continuing Vitality of Africa's Courtly Arts
272 pages with 206 illustrations.