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Art and architecture in postcolonial Africa 1 edition

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Art and architecture in postcolonial Africa
Janet Berry Hess.

Published 2005 by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This work examines the complexity of popular artistic culture in the era of African nationalism, with a special focus on the influential independence era in Ghana. Discussed are architecture, museum exhibitions, political displays, nationalist ideologies, artistic practices, and the intangible forms of art"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

Exhibiting Ghana: display, documentary, and spectacle in Ghana
Displaying Asante: Asante ideology and alternative representations of the "nation"
Imagining architecture: the structure of nationalism in Accra
Imagining architecture II: "treasure storehouses" and constructions of Asante Hegemony
Envisioning Ujamaa: architecture of Dodoma and Dar es Salaam
Reversing the gaze: exhibition, postapartheid art and the politics of display
Representations of the body in postcolonial Africa
Gaze, "tradition," and African art history
Envoi: expressive culture and performativity in the diaspora.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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N72.N38 .H47 2005

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