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Niangi Batulukisi

Overview
Works: 30 works in 61 publications in 3 languages and 1,195 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Art 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GT2295.A35, 391.5096
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Niangi Batulukisi
Hair in African art and culture by Niangi Batulukisi( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 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
Spirits embodied : art of the Congo : selections from the Helmut F. Stern Collection by Evan M Maurer( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the pace of change in African societies has quickened over the past hundred years, interest in traditional African art as a means of understanding these cultures has increased. The historic ties between the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo make the art from this part of the world of special interest to American audiences. Spirits Embodied is the companion volume to a landmark exhibit that opened in the fall of 1999 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. A beautifully produced and extensively illustrated volume, Spirits Embodied offers a nuanced look at Congolese art produced from 1800 to 1940. Each section of the catalog examines the art of one ethnic group and offers context for understanding the objects both as part of a rich history and as a legacy of a constantly changing culture. Detailed essays outline the beliefs, traditions, and artistic methods of each of the thirteen peoples represented, including the Kongo, Yaka, Bembe, and Pende. In-depth descriptions include explanations not only of the methods and materials used, but also of the cultural and religious significance of each piece. This book offers a rare opportunity to understand the ways in which the arts express the social, religious, and philosophical bases of traditional Congolese societies as well as how European and American societies have influenced, appreciated, and learned from those arts
Out of Africa : Sub-Saharan traditional arts by Roy Sieber( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art & Kongos : les peuples kongophones et leur sculpture = Biteki bia Bakongo by Marc Leo Felix( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuba textiles & design by Elizabeth S Bennett( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The textiles of the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are decorated not with human or animal figures, but with astonishing abstract designs: chevrons, squares, lozenges, crosses and spirals, in repeating patterns that shift and interlace. Although the Kuba people have been producing textiles for four hundred years, there is something strikingly modern about their traditional designs. In Kuba Textiles and Design, authors Elizabeth Bennett and Niangi Batulukisi use gorgeous color photographs and accessible text to explain the history of Kuba textiles, the laborious process required to create them and the complex symbolism of their designs. Including chapters on every major type of Kuba textile, this book is an excellent entry point for casual readers as well as collectors hoping to learn more about the pieces they treasure."--Amazon.com description
Gangguo Wangguo de yi shu = Kongo Kingdom art : from ritual to cutting edge by Marc Leo Felix( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chokwe! : art and initiation among Chokwe and related peoples by Ala.) Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chokwe, the most famous and artistically prolific ethnic group in Angola, command a rich visual world, as this exhibition catalog illustrates using artworks carefully selected from prominent private and museum collections in the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America. One hundred and fifty of the finest masterpieces of the Chokwe are displayed here in vibrant color, as well as works from neighboring groups resident in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia, to include masks, chief's and ancestral figures, thrones, scepters, divination tools, and ceramic figures
Through African eyes : the European in African art, 1500 to present( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iwebo and the white men in Benin / Barbara W. Blackmun -- The introduction of European icons in the lower Congo and northern Angola / Niangi Batulukisi -- Dancing on the knife of power: comedy, narcissism, and subversion in the portrayals of Europeans and Americans by central Africans / Z.S. Strother -- Photography, European emblems, and statecraft in Manya Krobo (Ghana) about 1860-1939 / Veit Arlt and Nii O. Quarcoopome -- Balancing power and parody: European hats in Ewe visual culture, 1850-1950 / Nii O. Quarcoopome -- Through the lenses of African photographers: depicting foreigners and new ways of life, 1870-1950 / Christraud M. Geary -- European carpentry and patronage and the origins of twentieth-century Ewe ivories / Nii O. Quarcoopome -- Mandela rides a casspir: mockery, mimicry, wire toys, and war machines during apartheid / John Peffer -- Haircuts, celebrity portraits, and stardom: Americanism and youth art in Ghana's inner cities / Nii O. Quarcoopome
Hair in African art and culture by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Kongo du Nord by Marc Leo Felix( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spirits Embodied Art of the Congo : Selections from the Helmut F. Stern collection by Evan M Maurer( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saint Anthony : Kongo culture by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Central African art today : degeneracy or altered identity? by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Carved stone sewing machine : Mboma culture, Democratic Republic of the Congo by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kongo and Yaka by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spirit returned from the world of the dead mask (ngontang) : Fang culture, Gabon by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zande and Mangbetu by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beer mug with European face : Kongo culture (Solongo), Democratic Republic of the Congo by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kifwebe mask (Christ) : Luba culture (Uruwa), Democratic Republic of the Congo by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The introduction of European icons in the Lower Congo and northern Angola by Niangi Batulukisi( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Hair in African art and culture
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Spirits embodied : art of the Congo : selections from the Helmut F. Stern CollectionKuba textiles & designChokwe! : art and initiation among Chokwe and related peoplesThrough African eyes : the European in African art, 1500 to present
Alternative Names
Batulukisi, Niangi

Languages
English (39)

French (10)

Chinese (1)