Formerly listed as: BLST-46 | FIAR-49 | FIAR-68
Rowland O. Abiodun (Section 01)
(Offered as ARHA 149 and BLST 123 [A]) An introduction to the ancient and traditional arts of Africa. Special attention will be given to the archaeological importance of the rock art paintings found in such disparate areas as the Sahara and South Africa, achievements in the architectural and sculptural art in clay of the early people in the area now called Zimbabwe and the aesthetic qualities of the terracotta and bronze sculptures of the Nok, Igbo-Ukwe, Ife and Benin cultures in West Africa, which date from the second century B.C.E. to the sixteenth century C.E. The study will also pursue a general socio-cultural survey of traditional arts of the major ethnic groups of Africa.
Spring semester. Professor Abiodun.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
|A History of Art in Africa||Visona, Monica||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Yoruba Art and Language||Abiodun, Rowland||Amherst Books||TBD|
|A Short Guide to Writing About Art||Barnet, Sylan||Amherst Books||TBD|
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.