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Vogel, Susan Mullin

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Africa explores : 20th century African art by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and German and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York City's Center for African Art enhances its reputation as one of the nation's premier African art museums with these first-rate exhibition catalogs. The exhibition "Closeup" just completed its three-venue schedule; "Africa Explores" may be seen at the Center through 1991 and then tours to seven major museums into 1993. To Western eyes, African sculpture is unusual, exotic, and challenging. African sculptors are more concerned with surface texture, appearance, and functions of their works. Narrative is seldom depicted. In the narrowly focused Closeup , Thompson's multi-perspective photographs (the duotone images are especially striking) reveal the spectrum of moods that can be embedded in one work. He includes 110 works, the majority from French-speaking West Central Africa. Vogel, executive director of the Center, analyzes the unique geometry inherent in African sculpture. Also included is research information about individual sculptures, taken from the noteworthy collections of Udo Horstmann and an anonymous American collector. The monumental Africa Explores moves from tribal masks and ritual totems to an entirely new and vibrant body of modern sub-Saharan art. Vogel establishes the framework for looking at the multiplicity of 20th-century African artforms by organizing the catalog into five areas: traditional, new functional, urban, international, and extinct. Wide-ranging essays by scholars explore specific instances of these strains. Encyclopedic in scope, the work includes 228 color and 176 black-and-white photos. Africa Explores is the most important publication on modern African art to date. It will long serve as a reference for scholars and as an approachable survey for novices." -- Review in Library Journal by Russell T. Clement, Brigham Young University Library
African masterpieces from the Musée de l'homme by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and French and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baule : African art, western eyes by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Vogel focuses on the creation and uses of Baule works of art apart from their definition as "art" in Western eyes. She establishes a means for understanding Baule expressive culture from the perspective of Baule individuals and often in their own words. In an extensive discussion of Baule experiences of art objects, she finds different kinds of looking and seeing - art that is watched (mask dances and entertainment performances); art that is seen without looking (works too sacred or awesome to be scrutinized); art that is glimpsed (sculptures made for personal shrines and kept in private rooms); and art that is visible to all (elaborately decorated objects that fulfill the desire for beauty and for open display of talents)
For spirits and kings : African art from the Paul and Ruth Tishman Collection by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa and the Renaissance : art in ivory by Ezio Bassani( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and German and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closeup : lessons in the art of seeing African sculpture from an American collection and the Horstmann collection by Jerry L Thompson( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Anatsui : art and life by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African artist who has garnered worldwide recognition while based permanently in Nigeria, El Anatsui is best known for shimmering tapestries made from liquor bottle tops, which are part of the permanent collections of many of the world's great museums. Author Susan M. Vogel, who worked closely with Anatsui while directing a documentary film about the artist, offers a uniquely personal perspective on Anatsui and provides the first penetrating study of his artworks. Accompanied by nearly 150 images, this book traces his lifelong exploration of media leading up to the bottle top art form that has captured the interest of the global art world. The book explores the artist's themes of loss, chaos, and decay, his Nigerian University intellectual community, and his creative studio practice. Vogel traces the intertwined threads of Anatsui's ideas, life, and art, from his youthful searching and desire to express Africa's history to today's work that can be immense and ethereal
African aesthetics : the Carlo Monzino collection by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accumulating histories : African art from the Charles B. Benenson collection at the Yale University Art Gallery by Frederick Lamp( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive publication celebrates one of the largest and most significant bequests in the Yale University Art Gallery's history: the exceptional Charles B. Benenson Collection of African art. Bequeathed from 2002 to 2004, this gift of 586 objects nearly tripled the Gallery's holdings in this area, transforming what was once a modest installation into one of the nation's premier university collections of African art. Accumulating Histories features full cataloguing data (including culture, date, provenance, bibliography, and exhibition history) and beautiful color reproductions of every object. In a departure from traditional collections catalogues, essays recount the testimony of Benenson's family, close friends, professional advisors, and African art dealers, to examine the history of his stunning collection. -- from (Sep. 30, 2013)
Through African eyes by Griff Rhys Jones( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When first seen in the Western world in 1900, African art was viewed as strange and exotic. Yet these works, the booty of colonial wars, would influence Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani and change the course of 20th century art. This program, while recognizing this impact, introduces noted experts who explain the importance of reappraising African art within its own cultural context. Then local Malian inhabitants in a Bamana village and the walled city of Djenne comment on the function of art and the role of the artist in their society
Fold crumple crush : the art of El Anatsui( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist. An insider's view of the artist's practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Behind the charming, easy-going artist we meet a man mysterious even to his dearest friends. The film circles around Anatsui -- we see the celebrated artist at the Venice Biennale, in his home town, inside his studio directing a score of assistants
Exhibition-ism : museums and African art by Mary Nooter Roberts( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of collecting African art by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aesthetics of African art : the Carlo Monzino collection by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future of mud : a tale of houses and lives in Djenne : a constructed documentary( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the story of Komusa Tenapo [a mason in Djenne, Mali], and his family, this documentary examines an African tradition of mud architecture in Mali. The environmental genius of these ancient construction techniques -- thick walls with tiny windows that keep the interiors cool despite the stifling heat -- is expressed in strikingly beautiful designs that have won the town of Djenne designation as a World Heritage site ... Komusa, family members, and Madame Diallo, a Cultural Heritage official, present information on the history of Malian architecture. The film also shows the annual replastering of Djenne's Great Mosque, the largest mud brick building in the world, a day-long boisterous community effort, and a major public celebration observed by local residents and tourists."
Living memory : six sketches of Mali today( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about Mali's ancient culture and the place of that culture in the modern country. The six sections are ritual arts, culture on display, style, architecture, contemporary artists and music
Baule monkeys by Bruno Claessens( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straying from the traditional art canon of the delicate Baule masks and figures, Baule monkeys explores the darker side of this art form, in all its aspects. This makes it the first book to deal exclusively with the eponymous sculptures. These awe-inspiring bowl-bearing figures were physical manifestations of invisible powers, both malign and benign, and served their communities through the mediation of diviners. Using a group of remarkable figures from the Africarium collection as illustration, the book focuses on the creation, usage and form of these bowl bearers and sheds light on the cultural and ritual context in which they operated. Through extensive research, the book combines new and fascinating discoveries with all previous relations on the subject. This research is accompanied by many splendid images. Not only does the book include an original map and never before published field photos, it also contains 15 objects from the Africarium collection and 40 monkey figures from other public and private collections represented in full-page illustrations, and in smaller formats. This gives the reader a chance to see the works in great detail and from different angles
Fang : an epic journey by Susan M Vogel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hunderd Years of History
Malick Sidibé : portrait of the artist as a portraitist( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in French and English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 8 minute DVD looks at the work of African artist, Malick Sidibe, whose photographs have documented social and cultural changes in Mali over a forty-year period. In a rare interview, this self-taught photographer, seventy years old at the time of this interview, discusses his views of photography as a "social art form" and explains his documentary and portrait techniques. This DVD showcases many of his best known photos, especially those documenting Malian youth culture in the Sixties
Gods of fortune : the cult of the hand in Nigeria by N.Y.) Museum of Primitive Art (New York( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Africa explores : 20th century African art
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Baule : African art, western eyesCloseup : lessons in the art of seeing African sculpture from an American collection and the Horstmann collection