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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.
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Christine Mullen Kreamer is deputy director and chief curator at the National Museum of African Art. A graduate of Indiana University, with a PhD in African Art History and minors in anthropology and African studies, Kreamer is an expert on both traditional and contemporary African art.
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Book Description Smithsonian, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Published to accompany a 2012 exhibition of traditional and contemporary African art, this volume brings together 20 essays, by leading scholars and artists, which explore how creativity and artistic practice are linked to African concepts of the universe. They celebrate Africa?s often overlooked contributions to the history of science and explain how cosmological models and the careful observation of celestial bodies lie at the core of the continent?s creation myths, moral values and cultural heritage. Seller Inventory # 503245
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