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Sieber, Roy 1923-2001

Overview
Works: 146 works in 294 publications in 2 languages and 6,297 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Short films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Contributor, Dissertant, Other
Classifications: NB1091.65, 745.0967
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Most widely held works by Roy Sieber
African textiles and decorative arts by Roy Sieber( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles on the exhibition African textiles and decorative arts and the accompanying book on the exhibition by Roy Sieber
African art in the cycle of life by Roy Sieber( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African furniture and household objects by Roy Sieber( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hair in African art and culture by Niangi Batulukisi( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exhibition, Hair in African Art and Culture, and this book serve to introduce a mode of African art too little and too infrequently recognized or appreciated. Field photographs and sculptures sample the rich variety of hair arrangements that exist or have existed in traditional African life and art. Despite the many references to the abstract character of African masks and figures it is clear that two areas of the real world were accurately, indeed realistically, depicted: scarification and coiffures." "Essays and notes address a number of aspects of African and African-American hair and collectively hint at the variety, complex meanings and history of hair styles. Some of the essays are personal, some present the nature of coiffures in the cycle of life: from birth to death, from celebration to mourning." "In traditional and modern Africa, and the African-American diaspora, hair styles establish a personal identity that reflects both fashion and aesthetic choice."--Jacket
Sculpture of Black Africa; the Paul Tishman Collection by Roy Sieber( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts by Detroit Institute of Arts( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African Masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts showcases eighty-eight of the museum's finest works, representing the full range of major sub-Saharan sculptural traditions during the past three centuries: figures, masks, containers, carved stools, jewelry, and musical instruments. As noted in the introductory material, almost all African art has a functional base - each sculpture's primary justification is its effectiveness as a ritual or utilitarian object. Text accompanying each photograph describes not only the circumstances, when known, of the object's creation, but also the harmonious interplay of its aesthetic features and cultural and spiritual function. The catalogue also details the rituals surrounding the religious objects and the social importance of the secular works. Organized by region, from the western Sudan to southern Africa, the book includes essays on the history of each area, as well as maps and an extensive bibliography. Michael Kan, the curator of the collection, provides a history of the museum's African art acquisitions since 1900, and the introduction by Roy Sieber traces the evolution of Western appreciation for African art, describing also the value placed on the objects by the community from which they arose
Sculpture of Northern Nigeria by Roy Sieber( Book )

10 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African, Pacific, and pre-Columbian art in the Indiana University Art Museum by Bloomington Indiana University( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculpture of Black Africa; the Paul Tishman Collection by Roy Sieber( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Africa : Sub-Saharan traditional arts by Roy Sieber( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vigango : the commemorative sculpture of the Mijikenda of Kenya by Ernie Wolfe( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anspach Collection : [foreward by Roy Sieber by University of Notre Dame( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa, images and realities : the arts of Africa by Saint Paul Art Center( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Sudan by Allan Frumkin Gallery( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African sculpture from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Hilbert H. DeLawter by Hilbert H DeLawter( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purpose & perfection : pottery as a women's art in Central Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gallery brochure to accompany an exhibition of Central African pottery from the collection of the National Museum of African Art, which opened January 15, 1992. The brief text by Roy Sieber introduces African pottery-making techniques; nine examples of pot types illustrate the variety of pottery forms and functions. The curator Andrea Nicolls also contributed to the brochure
A Great tree has fallen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ghana, West Africa, the king of the Ashanti Nation has died, and the nation's chiefs and other followers gather at the capital, Kumasi, to pay their respects to the dead king and to welcome his successor. This program portrays the grandeur of the eight-day funeral celebration and documents the traditional practices, dances, music, dress, and symbols of rank and position that bind the nation together. Shows the transfer of kingship through the ceremony of the golden stool."--Penn State Media Sales webpage
7 metals of Africa : iron, lead, tin, zinc, copper, silver, gold : a traveling exhibition, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the City Art Museum of St. Louis, the University Museum by Margaret Plass( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interaction : the art styles of the Benue River Valley and East Nigeria( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destruction of spores on building decontamination residue in a commercial autoclave by Roy Sieber( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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African art in the cycle of life
Alternative Names
Sieber, R. 1923-2001

Languages
English (147)

Spanish (1)

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Hair in African art and cultureAfrican masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts