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Royal Arts of Africa The Majesty of Form

Royal Arts of Africa The Majesty of Form

Laurence King Publishing

By Suzanne Preston Blier


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A fascinating overview of African art that explores the
diverse ways in which African rulers have employed
art and architecture in kingdoms from West and
Central Africa to define individual and state identity.
Suzanne Blier draws on a rich array of illustrations
to provide a unique insight into the cultural context
of these complex arts while also raising more general
questions about royalty and power.

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Size: 6 1⁄2 × 9 1 ⁄4 in, 206 illustrations, 140 in color in;
Pages: 272 pp pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: July 2012
ISBN: 9781856691130
ISBN10: 1856691136
Suzanne Preston Blier is Professor of African Art in the Departments of Fine Arts and Afro-American Studies at Harvard University. She has written extensively on African arts and culture, and is the recipient of numerous academic awards, among them the Charles Rufus Morey Award for her book African Vodun Art: Art Psychology and Power.