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Kongo
Power and Majesty

Alisa LaGamma; With contributions by Josiah Blackmore, Christine Giuntini, Ellen Howe, Phyllis M. Martin, Adriana Rizzo, John K. Thornton, and Kristen Windmuller-Luna

Artists from the kingdom of Kongo—a vast swath of Central Africa that today encompasses the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola—were responsible for outstanding creative achievements. With the influx of Portuguese, Dutch, and Italian merchants, missionaries, and explorers, Kongo developed a unique artistic tradition that blended European iconography with powerful indigenous art forms. An initially positive engagement with Europe in the 15th century turned turbulent in the wake of later displacement, civil war, and the slave trade—and many of the artworks created in Kongo reflect the changing times.
 
This comprehensive study is the first major catalogue to explore Kongo’s ...


2015   308 pp.  261 color illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9781588395757  $65.00

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