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
SKU 02086304

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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.