Contact Us Need help? Contact us
Explore Departments
Departments

African Cosmos

Christine Mullen Kreamer


PUBLISHED: 5th December 2012
ISBN: 9781580933438
ANNOTATION:
Exceptional works of art dating from ancient times to the present, with essays by leading scholars and contemporary artists, reveal the interaction of creativity and artistic practice in Africa as it is linked to the sky, to the sun, moon and stars, and to celestial phenomena such as comets, eclipses, thunder, rain, and rainbows.
African Cosmos
Product Unavailable
OTHER FORMATS:
PUBLISHED: 5th December 2012
ISBN: 9781580933438
ANNOTATION:
Exceptional works of art dating from ancient times to the present, with essays by leading scholars and contemporary artists, reveal the interaction of creativity and artistic practice in Africa as it is linked to the sky, to the sun, moon and stars, and to celestial phenomena such as comets, eclipses, thunder, rain, and rainbows.

Annotation

Exceptional works of art dating from ancient times to the present, with essays by leading scholars and contemporary artists, reveal the interaction of creativity and artistic practice in Africa as it is linked to the sky, to the sun, moon and stars, and to celestial phenomena such as comets, eclipses, thunder, rain, and rainbows.

Publisher Description

A groundbreaking scholarly publication, accompanying an exhibition organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, African Cosmos- Stellar Arts brings together exceptional works of art, dating from ancient times to the present, and essays by leading scholars and contemporary artists to consider African cultural astronomy- creativity and artistic practice in Africa as it is linked to celestial bodies and atmospheric phenomena. African concepts of the universe are intensely personal, placing human beings in relation to the earth and sky, and with the sun, moon, and stars. At the core of creation myths and the foundation of moral values, celestial bodies are often accorded sacred capacities and are part of the "cosmological map" that allows humans to chart their course through life.

Author Biography

Curator at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

Product Details

Pages
352
Publisher
Monacelli Press
Year
2012
ISBN-10
1580933432
ISBN-13
9781580933438
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
200 Colour and 50 Black and White
Author
Christine Mullen Kreamer
Media
Book
Language
English
Short Title
AFRICAN COSMOS STELLAR ARTS
Publication Date
2012-12-05