ISBN-13: 9780521586788
Veröffentl: 28.03.1998
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 272
Gewicht: 440 g
Format: 228x153x18 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Scramble for Art in Central Africa

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This book is about the expeditions from Europe and North America to collect African art objects at the turn of the century.
List of figures; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; 1. Objects and agendas: re-collecting the Congo Enid Schildkrout and Curtis A. Keim; 2. 'Enlightened but in darkness': interpretations of Kuba art and culture at the turn of the twentieth century David A. Binkley and Patricia J. Darish; 3. Kuba art and the birth of ethnography John Mack; 4. Curios and curiosity: notes on reading Torday and Frobenius Johannes Fabian; Appendix: on the ethnography and economics of collecting, from Leo Frobenius' Nochmals zu den Bakubavolkern Johannes Fabian; 5. Artes Africanae: the western discovery of 'art' in northeastern Congo Curtis A. Keim; 6. Nineteenth-century images of the Mangbetu in explorers' accounts Christaud M. Geary; 7. Personal styles and disciplinary paradigms: Frederick Starr and Herbert Lang Enid Schildkrout; 8. Where art and ethnology met: the Ward African collection at the Smithsonian Mary Jo Arnoldi; 9. 'Magic, or as we usually say, art': a framework for comparing European and African art Wyatt MacGaffey; References; Index.
Contributors to this volume trace the life history of artifacts that were brought to Europe and America from the Congo toward the end of the 19th century--and that became the subjects of museum displays. They also discuss the complex and sensitive issues involved in the business of "collecting", and consider how these objects were used in the invention of Africa by the West. 29 photos.

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ISBN-13:: 9780521586788
ISBN: 052158678X
Erscheinungsjahr: 28.03.1998
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Gewicht: 440g
Seiten: 272
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 228x153x18 mm, 29 b/w illus.