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Central African Art Between Heaven and Earth

ISBN: 9789462302143 (HB - E)

Living in the region between the Lubudi and Kasai rivers in south central Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Luluwa people are known for their creation of elaborately carved male and female figure sculptures, masks, and decorative arts Constantine Petridis draws on the first-hand accounts of numerous explorers, missionaries, colonial servants, anthropologists, and art historians who visited the region between the 1880s and the 1970s, to comprehensively situate the Luluwa's ornate art in its original environment of production and use. Through a close study of published and unpublished sources as well as museum objects and archival photographs, this book sheds new light on the historical context of one of central Africa's most spectacular artistic legacies, whose creation presumably dates back to the second half of the 19th century. This book offers a comprehensive survey of the intricate carved male and female figure sculptures of the Luluwa people of central Africa.

Constantine Petridis is chair of the department of the arts of Africa and the Americas and curator of African art at the Art Institute of Chicago

Available editions :
William Kentridge
Smoke, Ashes, Fable
Mercatorfonds/ Fonds Mercator
ISBN: 9789462301924 (E/HB)
William Kentridge
Smoke, Ashes, Fable
Mercatorfonds/ Fonds Mercator
ISBN: 9789462301917 (NL/HB)
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