African Impressions by Bettina Von LintigAfrican Impressions by Bettina Von Lintig

African Impressions

byBettina Von LintigPhotographed byHughes Dubois

Hardcover | October 1, 2011

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Ancestral figures, objects of magical power, masks, and insignias of secret societies—African objects are imbued with purpose and intrigue. Their significance for Westerners has changed dramatically from the time when they were viewed as anthropological artifacts; today they are seen as works of art. Here, new photography records the movement of people, styles, and ideas that have passed through sub-Saharan Africa in concert with the main rivers that flow through it. Those rivers played a significant role in the shaping and spreading of the worldviews of the peoples who inhabited it and the art they created.

Bettina von Lintig writes on anthropology for German newspapers and magazines. She has lectured and published on art and ethnology in both historical and contemporary Africa.
Title:African ImpressionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 11.5 × 10 × 1.25 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8874395973

ISBN - 13:9788874395972

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