Image de l'éditeur
Image bientôt disponible

The Gelede Spectacle : Art, Gender and Social Harmony in an African Culture

Lawal, Barbatunde

4 avis par Goodreads
ISBN 10: 029597527X / ISBN 13: 9780295975276
Edité par University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, U.S.A., 1996
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
Acheter D'occasion
Prix: EUR 52,44 Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 3,39 Vers Etats-Unis Destinations, frais et délais
Ajouter au panier

Proposé par

Alphaville Books, Inc.
Hyattsville, MD, Etats-Unis

Evaluation 5 étoiles

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis 14 février 1998

A propos de cet article

Upper corner of rear board mildly bumped. Dj mildy worn. Overall a very clean and tight copy. No underlining or highlighting. N° de réf. du libraire 11161

Quantité : 1

Poser une question au libraire

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : The Gelede Spectacle : Art, Gender and ...

Éditeur : University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

A propos de ce titre

Synopsis :

This remarkable study explores the use of the visual and performing arts to promote nonviolence and social harmony in sub-Saharan Africa. It focuses on Gelede, a popular community festival of masquerade, dance, and song, held several times a year by the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. Babatunde Lawal, an art historian and African scholar who has taught in Nigeria, Brazil, and the United States, is himself a Yoruba and has taken an active part in Gelede. He writes from the perspective of an informed participant/observer of his own culture.Lawal bases his book on extensive field research--observations and interviews--conducted over more than two decades as well as on numerous published and unpublished scholarly sources. He casts significant new light on many previously obscure aspects of Gelede, and he demonstrates a useful methodological approach to the study of non-Western art.The book systematically covers the major aspects of the Gelede spectacle, presenting its cultural background and historical origins as preface to a vivid and detailed description of an actual performance. This is followed by a discussion of the iconography and aesthetics of costume, and an examination of the sculpted images on the masks. The book concludes with a discussion of the moral and aesthetic philosophy of Gelede and its responsiveness to technological and social change.The Gelede Spectacle is illustrated in color and black-and-white with over 100 field and museum photographs, including a rare sequence on the dressing of a masquerader. It offers, in addition, more than 60 Gelede song texts, proverbs, and divination verses, each in the original Yoruba as well as in translation. Lawal's interpretations of these pieces indicate the rich complexities of metaphor and analogy inherent in the Yoruba language and art.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Description de la librairie

We are always interested in buying scholarly & professional libraries in the arts, sciences & humanities.

Visitez la page d?accueil du vendeur

Conditions de vente :

Books are subject to prior sale.

Conditions de livraison :

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Afficher le catalogue du vendeur

Modes de paiement
acceptés par le vendeur

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue