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The Mande Blacksmiths Knowledge, Power, and Art in West Africa by Patrick R. McNaughton
  

The Mande Blacksmiths Knowledge, Power, and Art in West Africa

Part of the Traditional Arts of Africa Series

Synopsis

The Mande Blacksmiths Knowledge, Power, and Art in West Africa by Patrick R. McNaughton

... finely crafted scholarship. Elegant and graceful, yet packed with knowledge and information, it embodies the aesthetic qualities which it describes and explores. -American EthnologistThe text is detailed and informative, and enjoyable reading... -ChoiceThe Mande Blacksmith is an important book... sensitive, sympathetic, multifaceted, and thorough... -African ArtsMcNaughton's Mande Blacksmiths is undeniably the most profound study of African artists yet published. -Ethnoarts... penetrating... McNaughton boldly grapples with the thorniest issues related to his subject and articulates them with clarity and precision. -International Journal of African Historical Studies... a work in the best tradition of ethnographic research.... critical reappraisal, innovative inquiry, and fresh observation... make this book an invaluable fund of new material on Mande societies... -American AnthropologistMcNaughton... provides an important interpretation of these artists' conceptual place as members of a complex culture. -Religious Studies ReviewExamining the artistic, technological, social, and spiritual dimensions of Mande blacksmiths, who are the sculptors of their society, McNaughton defines these artists' conceptual place as extraordinary members of a complex culture.

Reviews

... finely crafted scholarship. Elegant and graceful, yet packed with knowledge and information, it embodies the aesthetic qualities which it describes and explores. American Ethnologist The text is detailed and informative, and enjoyable reading ...

Choice The Mande Blacksmith is an important book ... sensitive, sympathetic, multifaceted, and thorough ...

African Arts McNaughton's Mande Blacksmiths is undeniably the most profound study of African artists yet published. Ethnoarts

... penetrating ... McNaughton boldly grapples with the thorniest issues related to his subject and articulates them with clarity and precision. International Journal of African Historical Studies

... a work in the best tradition of ethnographic research... critical reappraisal, innovative inquiry, and fresh observation ... make this book an invaluable fund of new material on Mande societies ... American Anthropologist McNaughton ... provides an important interpretation of these artists
conceptual place as members of a complex culture. Religious Studies Review

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 1993

Author

Patrick R. McNaughton

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Publisher

Indiana University Press

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Precious metal, precious stones & jewellery: artworks & design
Decorative arts
Art techniques & principles
Anthropology
Cultural studies

ISBN

9780253207982

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