Yaka: Visions Of Africa Series by Arthur P. BourgeoisYaka: Visions Of Africa Series by Arthur P. Bourgeois

Yaka: Visions Of Africa Series

byArthur P. Bourgeois

Paperback | July 29, 2014

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The Yaka, a tribe in the southwestern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have for over a century produced figurative statuettes, masks, and other objects that have fascinated Western scholars, collectors, and explorers. This impressive book brings together some of the earliest examples, as well as some of the most visually striking, and explores their uses in installation and initiation ceremonies and curative rituals, examining their relationship to leadership, divination, and sorcery. Colonial influences as well as "anti-fetish" religious movements are studied for their impact on Yaka traditional art. The book includes 21 black-and-white illustrations and drawings accompanying the text, 62 color plates with commentary, and an annotated bibliography.
Arthur P. Bourgeois is Professor Emeritus in Art History at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.
Title:Yaka: Visions Of Africa SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.62 inPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:5 Continents EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8874395159

ISBN - 13:9788874395156

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