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Aesthetics in Africa


Abiodun, Rowland, Henry John Drewal, and John Pemberton III. Yoruba: Art and Aesthetics. Edited by Lorenz Homberger. New York and Zurich: The Center for African Art and Rietberg Museum, 1991.

Barber, Karin, ed. Readings in African Popular Culture. Bloomington: International African Institute, in association with Indiana University Press, 1997.

Berlo, Janet Catherine, and Lee Anne Wilson, eds. Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas: Selected Readings. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1993.

Hallen, Barry. "Some Observations about Philosophy, Postmodernism, and Art in Contemporary African Studies." African Studies Review 38, no. 1 (April 1995): 69–80.

Mudimbe, V. Y. The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.

Nooter, Mary H. Secrecy: African Art that Conceals and Reveals. New York: The Museum for African Art, 1993.

Oguibe, Olu, and Okwui Enwezor, eds. Reading the Contemporary: African Art from Theory to Marketplace. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999.

Phillips, Ruth B., and Christopher B. Steiner, eds. Unpacking Culture: Art and Commodity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Roberts, Mary Nooter, and Allen F. Roberts. A Sense of Wonder: African Art from the Faletti Family Collection. Phoenix, Ariz.: Phoenix Art Museum, 1997.

Rubin, Arnold. African Accumulative Sculpture: Power and Display. New York: Pace Gallery, 1974.

Thompson, Robert Farris. African Art in Motion: Icon and Act in the Collection of Katherine Coryton White. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1974.

Viredu, K. "On Defining African Philosophy." In Postkoloniales Philosophieren: Afrika, edited by N. Nagl-Docekal and F. M. Wimmer, 40–62. Vienna and Munich: R. Oldenbourg Verlag.

Vogel, Susan Mullin. African Aesthetics: The Carlo Monzino Collection. Photographs by Mario Carrieri. New York: Center for African Art, 1986.

Yai, Olabiyi Babalola. "In Praise of Metonymy: The Concepts of 'Tradition' and 'Creativity' in the Transmission of Yoruba Artistry over Time and Space." In The Yoruba Artist: New Theoretical Perspectives on African Arts, edited by Rowland Abiodun, Henry J. Drewal, and John Pemberton III. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

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