Item description for Luba: Visions of Africa by Mary Nooter Roberts & Allen F. Roberts...
This image-filled book features outstanding works of Luba art from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Major themes to be addressed include the role of visual and performance arts in Luba traditional politics; the symbolism of the female image and why 'the king is a woman' for Luba; the instrumentality of royal insignia in politics, problem-solving, and healing; and the use of art objects in the creation and transmission of historical knowledge in both the Luba heartland and its peripheries. Case studies from the authors' long research among Luba, Tabwa, and related peoples of the Congo will illuminate the complex philosophical underpinnings of Luba thought and visual expression.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2007
Publisher 5 Continents Editions
ISBN 8874392974 ISBN13 9788874392971
Availability 0 units.
More About Mary Nooter Roberts & Allen F. Roberts
Mary Louise Roberts is associate professor of history at Stanford University.