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Benos-Amos opens for the reader richly detailed adn nuanced vistas into the intellectual and cultural history of one of the major kingdoms of precolonial West Africa. - African Studies Review The wealth of historiographic resources, the command of relevant literature, the ethnographic research and prudent use of oral traditions give this work a high degree of... intellectual excitement.... a landmark in the field. -Warren d'Azevedo Making use of archival and oral resources in this extensively researched book, Paula Girshick Ben-Amos questions to what extent art operates as political strategy. How do objects acquire political meaning? How does the use of art enhance and embody power and authority?
|Publication date:||22nd August 1999|
|Author:||Paula G. Ben-Amos|
|Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Categories:||African history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Man-made objects depicted in art (cityscapes, machines, etc), Theory of art, Anthropology, Art of indigenous peoples,|
Paula Girshick Ben-Amos is Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University. She is author of The Art of Benin and co-editor (with Arnold Rubin) of The Art of Power/The Power of Art: Essays in Benin Iconology.More About Paula G. Ben-Amos