The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art - Walker, Roslyn A - Yale University Press

Art and Architecture

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The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art

  • Roslyn Adele Walker
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This beautifully illustrated book showcases 110 objects from the Dallas Museum of Artís world-renowned African collection. In contrast to Western ďart for artís sake,Ē tradition-based African art served as an agent of religion, social stability, or social control. Chosen both for their visual appeal and their compelling histories and cultural significance, the works of art are presented under the themes of leadership and status; the cycle of life; decorative arts; and influences (imported and exported). Also included are many fascinating photographs that show the context in which these objects were originally used.

Roslyn Adele Walker is Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas and the Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.