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Center for African Art (New York, N.Y.)

Overview
Works: 49 works in 132 publications in 2 languages and 6,885 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  History  Terminology 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, 475
Classifications: N7391.65, 709.6707473
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Africa explores : 20th century African art by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 1,180 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 )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild spirits, strong medicine : African art and the wilderness by Martha G Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wild Spirits, Strong Medicine: African Art and the Wilderness explores African concepts of the nature/culture, wilderness/village dichotomy as it is expressed through works of art. The opposition between nature and culture, one of the fundamental organizing principles of African cosmologies, is an old topic in anthropological discourse. It has, however, never been closely examined in African art. African ideas about the qualities of the wilderness and the village give us insights into African concepts of civilization. These ideas are explored through a sifting of past research and current studies on the subject, and the inclusion of related works of art"--Jacket
Art/artifact : African art in anthropology collections by Arthur C Danto( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and German and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art/Artifact presents 160 objects of art and ethnography selected from the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Hampton University Museum (Virginia), and the American Museum of Natural History (New York City). All three are anthropology museums founded in the 1860s with distinguished African collections. The essays examine the shifting definitions of art and artifact, and deal with the question of how we look at objects from cultures whose classification systems differ from our own. They ask what transforms an ordinary object, or mundane materials, into a work of art: a pile of tires in front of the Whitney Museum is viewed as art where the same pile in a gas station clearly is not."--Back cover
Perspectives : angles on African art( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1988 in English and German and held by 470 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 )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sets, series & ensembles in African art by George Nelson Preston( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igbo arts : community and cosmos by Herbert M Cole( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African aesthetics : the Carlo Monzino collection by Susan Mullin Vogel( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African masterpieces and selected works from Munich : the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde by Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde München( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art/artifact : African art in anthropology collections( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Likeness and beyond : portraits from Africa and the world by Jean Borgatti( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Yoruba : art and aesthetics by Rowland Abiodun( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoruba : Kunst und Ästhetik in Nigeria by Rowland Abiodun( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African masterpieces and selected works from Munich : the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Art/artifact : African art in anthropology collectionsCloseup : lessons in the art of seeing African sculpture from an American collection and the Horstmann collectionIgbo arts : community and cosmosArt/artifact : African art in anthropology collectionsAfrica explores : African art in the 20th centuryClose up : lessons in the art of seeing African sculpture from an American collection and the Horstmann Collection ; [in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized and presented by the Center for African Art]
Alternative Names

controlled identityMuseum for African Art (New York, N.Y.)

Center for African Art.

Center for African Art New York

Center for African Art (New York, N.Y.)

New York Center for African Art

Languages
English (102)

German (6)