African Art and the Colonial Encounter: Inventing a Global by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

By Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

Focusing at the topic of warriorhood, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir weaves a posh historical past of the way colonial impact endlessly replaced creative perform, items, and their that means. largely various cultures, the Idoma in Nigeria and the Samburu in Kenya, Kasfir makes a daring assertion concerning the hyperlinks among colonialism, the Europeans’ photo of Africans, Africans’ altering self illustration, and the effect of worldwide alternate on cultural artifacts and the making of paintings. This fascinating historical past of the interplay among peoples, aesthetics, morals, creative gadgets and practices, and the worldwide exchange in African artwork demanding situations present rules approximately inventive construction and representation.

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