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African Art & Architecture

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Exhibitions--selected

Africa: the Art of a Continent: 100 Works of Power and Beauty, 1996. “exhibition held Oct. 4, 1995-Jan. 21, 1996 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Mar. 1-May 1, 1996 at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; June 7-Sept. 29, 1996 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.”  Catalog: Mugar Folio N7380.5 .A342 1996.
 

Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent. Print: Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, ed. Simon Njami.  Catalog: Mugar Library N7380.5 .A369 2005.
 

African Art Exhibition of 1923. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.  Online catalog.
 

Art and Oracle: A Scholarly Resource of African Art and Rituals of Divination.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Created in conjunction with the exhibition “Art and Oracle” (on view at the Museum from April 25 to July 30, 2000). Art Institute of Chicago: African Art and Art Access: Africa.  Catalog: Mugar Library N7391.65 L35 2000.
 

African Negro Art.  James Johnson Sweeney.  Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935. Mugar Library N 7380 F35a. "One of the first exhibitions in the United States to display African sculptures as works of art, rather than as ethnographic objects;"  quoted from: Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African Art, 1935, Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 1 - September 3, 2000. Virginia-Lee Webb.  Catalog: Mugar Library TR658.3 .W43 2000.
 

Art of Central Africa: Masterpieces from the Berlin Museum fur Volkerkunde.  Hans-Joachim Koloss. Catalog:  Mugar Library  N7391.65 .K65 1990.
 

Arts of Africa: 7000 Years of African Art.Ezio Bassani.  Exhibit held at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, July 16-September 4, 2005. Catalog: Mugar Library N7380.5 .A78 2005.
 

In/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present. “exhibition held May 24-Sept. 29, 1996 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.”  Catalog:  Mugar Folio TR646.A35 I57 1996.

Imagery & Symbols

Imagery and Iconography. In Grove Art Online. Articles with bibliographies. 1. Symbolism and ritual.2. Gesture.3. Portraiture.4. Physical anomalies.5. Mother-and-child imagery.6. Animal imagery.7. Equestrian imagery.8. Tricksters.
 

African Images: Essays in African Iconology.  Daniel F. McCall, ed., 1975. (Boston University papers on Africa, v. 6). Mugar Library DT11 .F642 v.6.
 

Tracing memory : a glossary of graphic signs and symbols in African art and culture.   Clementine M. Faik-Nzuji.. Mugar Library GN645 .F28513 1996. 
 

Images of Power: Understanding Bushman Rock Art.  David Lewis-Williams. 1st ed, 1989.  Mugar Library DT 1058 .K56 L48 1989.
 

Language of Adinkra Patterns.  Alfred Kofi Quarcoo. 2nd ed.  Mugar Library DT507 .Q37 1994.
 

Secrecy: African Art that Conceals and Reveals [Sub-Saharan].  Mary H. Nooter. Exhibition catalog organized and presented by the Museum for African Art, New York.)  Mugar Folio N7391.65 .S43 1993.
 

Symbols of Africa. Heike Owusu. 300 symbols of sub-Saharan African peoples and tribes. Mugar Library GN645 .O8813 2000.

Photographs

Anthology of African and Indian Ocean Photography. 1st English ed. Pascal Martin Saint Leon.  Mugar Folio TR115 .A5413 1999.

Contemporary African Photographs. Annotated list. Africa South of the Sahara, Stanford University.

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institiution.

G.I. Jones Photographic Archive of Southeastern Nigerian Art and Culture. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.Photographs taken in the 1930’s.

Historical Photographs. Annotated list. Africa South of the Sahara, Stanford University.

In/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present. “Exhibition held May 24-Sept. 29, 1996 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.”  Catalog: Mugar Folio TR646 .A35 I57 1996.

Voyages en Afrique. Gallica.  France, Bibliotheque Nationale.

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