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Frans M. Olbrechts, 1899-1958: In Search of Art in Africa

Petridis, Constantine (ed.)

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ISBN 10: 9077069011 / ISBN 13: 9789077069011
Published by Antwerp Ethnographic Museum, Antwerp, Belgium, 2001
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 325 (2) pp, foreword, acknowledgments, Prologue by Constantine Petridis; Introduction: Olbrechts and African Art by Constantine. Part I. Olbrechts in America: 1. Franz Boas's Influence on the Study of 'Primitive Art' by Aldona Jonaitis; 2. The Young Olbrechts in America by Mireille Holsbeke. Part II. Art History and Anthropology: 3. Olbrechts and the Study of Ethnic Art at Ghent University by Herman Burssens; 4. Olbrechts and the Beginnings of Professional Anthropology in Belgium by Daniel P. Biebuyck. Part III. Form and Content: 5. Olbrechts and the Morphological Approach to African Sculptural Art by Constantine Petridis; 6. Olbrechts's Morphosemantic Approach to 'the Primitive Work of Art' by Wilfried van Damme. Part IV. Congolese Art: 7. Congolese Art in Antwerp by Constantine Petridis; [CATS.]: Art of Congo 1-72, Art of the Nkanu 73-80, Art of the Kanyok 81-91; 8. The Nkanu and Other Eastern Kongo Peoples Lifted from the Shadow of the Yaka by Annemieke Van Damme- Linseele; 9. Masks in Kasayi: Art umbounded by, ethnic? by Rik Ceyssens. Part V. The Cote D'Ivoire Expeditions: 10. Olbrechts and the Expeditions to West Africa by Anja Vierman; [CATS]: Art of the Dan and the We 92-112, Art of the Senufo 113-129; 11. Pieter Jan Vandenhoute among the Dan and We by Elze Bruyninx; 12. Albert Maesen and the Study of Senufo Art by Anja Veirman; Epilogue by Luc de Heusch; curriculum vitae Frans M. Olbrechts, contributors, checklist, bibliography, photograph credits, colophon with color plates and b&w illustrations and maps. First Edition, 2001. "Frans M. Olbrechts founded the stylistic study of African Art. He was among the first to identify the hand of an individual artist. He also laid the basis for the discipline known today as the 'anthropology of art'. But much of the groundbreaking work of this Belgian ethnologist and scholar of art was published in Dutch and at an international level has still not been adequately assessed. Now, in 15 wide-ranging essays by eleven authors, this richly illustrated book explores Olbrecht's pioneering role in the history of African art studies." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with embossed sculpture on front board, black lettering to spine, and pictorial endpapers. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 003709

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Title: Frans M. Olbrechts, 1899-1958: In Search of ...

Publisher: Antwerp Ethnographic Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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