Art and architecture in postcolonial Africa 1 edition
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Art and architecture in postcolonial Africa
Janet Berry Hess.
McFarland & Co.
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.|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
|N72.N38 .H47 2005|
The Physical Object