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Constructing African art histories for the Lagoons of Côte d'Ivoire /

Monica Blackmun Visonà.

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Main Author: Visonà, Monica Blackmun
Published: Surrey, UK, England ; Ashgate, 2010.
Topics: Art, African - Historiography. | Art, Lagoon - Historiography. | Kunst. | Kunstgeschichtsschreibung. | Akan. | Art africain - Historiographie ancienne. | Art akan. | Akan (peuple d'Afrique) | Akan (peuple d'Afrique) - Culture matérielle. | Art - Cote d'Ivoire.
Regions: Elfenbeinküste.
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Main Author: Visonà, Monica Blackmun, 1953-
Physical Description: xiii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-193) and index.
ISBN: 9781409404408 (hardcover ;
1409404404 (hardcover ;
Summary: Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of C(te d'Ivoire is an investigation of the methods employed by art historians who study creative production in Africa. While providing insights into the rich visual arts of the Lagoon Peoples of southeastern ate d'Ivoire, this study is one of the few attempts by an Africanist to situate local and regional artistic practices in the context of the global art market, and to trace the varied receptions an African art work is given as it leaves a local context and enters an international one.
Drawing on her three seasons of fieldwork among Akan populations in C(te d'Ivoire, Monica Blackmun Visona provides a comprehensive account of a major art-producing region of Africa, and explores such topics as gender roles in performance, the role of sculpture in divination, and the interchange of arts and ideas across ethnic boundaries. The book also addresses issues inherent in research practices, such as connoisseurship and participant observation, and examines theoretical positions that have had an impact on the discipline of African art history. --Book Jacket.
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