African Zion: The Sacred Art of Ethiopia

4.5 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300058192: African Zion: The Sacred Art of Ethiopia
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Ethiopian art is some of the most impressive and least well-known of the African continent, and this book is the first comprehensive introduction to it available in any language. It is the catalogue to an exhibition that will tour the United States from October 1993 to January 1996, and in it, a group of leading American, British and Ethiopian scholars in Ethiopian art and culture introduce and discuss a fascinating collection of work. The art ranges from the fourth to the eighteenth centuries, and includes panel paintings, illuminated manuscripts, coins, and metal and wooden processional crosses: most of the art is religious in origin, and it all shows a strong Byzantine influence. Many of these objects have never been reproduced before, and indeed many were rediscovered only within the last 20 years. Others are kept in inaccessible monasteries and churches in Ethiopia and have never been seen before outside of these locations. The book also includes, in addition to the reproductions of the art objects, a series of essays on differing aspects of Ethiopian culture and society, covering topics as diverse as the nature of the medieval Western legacy in Ethiopian culture; the political, social and economic history of the country; and the significance of style, iconography and patronage in Ethiopian art. It is a gripping and illuminating study of a little-known type of art which is only now achieving its true status.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 35.00
US$ 124.68

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780300059151: African Zion: The Sacred Art of Ethiopia

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0300059159 ISBN 13:  9780300059151
Publisher: Yale University Press, 1996
Softcover

9780300067149: African Zion: The Sacred Art of Ethiopia

Yale U..., 1996
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Marilyn Heldman, Stuart C. Munro-Hay, Roderick Grierson (Editor)
Published by Yale Univ Pr (1993)
ISBN 10: 0300058195 ISBN 13: 9780300058192
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale Univ Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0300058195

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 124.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Heldman, Marilyn, Munro-Hay, Stuart C.
Published by Yale Univ Pr (1993)
ISBN 10: 0300058195 ISBN 13: 9780300058192
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale Univ Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110300058195

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 130.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Marilyn Heldman; Stuart C. Munro-Hay
ISBN 10: 0300058195 ISBN 13: 9780300058192
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0300058195

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 133.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds