CHOKWE! ART AND INITIATION AMONG CHOKWE AND RELATED PEOPLES. [Tchokwe African art.]

Jordan, Manuel (editor). Marie Louise Bastin, Niangi Batulukisi, Elisabeth L. Cameron, Manuel Jordan, Manuela Palmeirim, Sonia Silva, and Boris Wastiau (contributors). Birmingham Museum of Art. Baltimore Museum of Art. Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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191 pages. Large paperback: H 29.75cm x L 23.75cm. Stiff paper covers rubbed with minor wear at edges. Interior pages are bright and clean. Binding is firm. A very good+ copy. Published as the accompanying catalog for an exhibition organized by the Birmingham Museum of Art and opening at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama from November 1, 1998 to January 3, 1999 and touring to the Baltimore Museum of Art from June 13 to September 5, 1999 and The Minneapolis Institute of Arts from October 24, 1999 to January 16, 2000. With Acknowledgements, Foreword, Preface, Director's Statement, 156 color and b/w plates, and Bibliography. Features seven essays divided among three sections. SECTION I: ROYAL ARTS - "Chokwe Arts: Wealth of Symbolism and Aesthetic Expression" by Marie-Louise Bastin; "The King's Crowns: Hierarchy in the Making Among the Aruwund (Lunda)" by Manuela Palmeirim. SECTION II: INITIATION ARTS - "Engaging the Ancestors: Makishi Masquerades and the Transmission of Knowledge Among Chokwe and Related Peoples" by Manuel Jordan; "Potential and Fulfilled Woman: Initiations, Sculpture, and Masquerades in Kabompo District, Zambia" by Elisabeth L. Cameron; "Ngidi and Mukanda Initiation Rites: Forces of Social Cohesion Among the Holo" by Niangi Batulukisi. SECTION III: ART AND LIFE - "Art, God and Spirit Possession in the Interpretation of Illness among the Luvale and Related Peoples" by Boris Wastiau; and "The Birth of a Divination Basket" by Sonia Silva. Please note that this thick book has an approximate shipping weight of 3 pounds (1.36 kg) and will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. ISBN 3791319973. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The Chokwe, the most artistically prolific ethnic group in Angola, command a rich visual world, as this exhibition catalogue illustrates using artworks from selected private and museum collections in the United States, Europe, Canada and South America. One hundred and fifty pieces of work of the Chokwe people are displayed as well as works from neighbouring groups resident in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia - the Lwena, Ovimbundu, Holo or Lunda. It includes masks, chief's and ancestral figures, thrones, scepters, divination tools and ceramic figures and explores male and female initiation and the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next through symbolic art forms. This book brings forth concepts of history, morals, religion and politics in a dramatic and educational context.

From Library Journal: Magnificently loaded with elegant plates of ceremonial and tribal objects from the Chokwe tribe and others in Angola, this exhibition catalog accompanies a show originating at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama; editor Jord n, who spent more than two years with the Chokwe and related tribes, is the museum's curator. The objects are mostly carved wood, but their polished, stylized vision of people and nature and the variety and especially the depth of feeling in masks raise them far above craft. The pieces are shown alone, as in a museum exhibit, with art stressed more than anthropology. To remedy this, seven scholarly articles by authorities on the Chokwe appear throughout, along with photos of native life. While this puts into context objects like whistles, thrones, and the intriguing divination baskets full of tiny magical charms, it has a somewhat choppy effect. One of a series of books on African art by Prestel (e.g., African Art from the Han Corey Collection, LJ 6/15/98 ), this covers a seldom-visited area rich in heritage. For larger art-oriented and college libraries.AGay W. Neale, Southside Virginia Community Coll. Lib., Alberta
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