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Couples in African Sculpture

Alisa LaGamma

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Idealized pairings have been an enduring concern of sculptors across the African continent. This universal theme of duality is now examined in a handsome book that presents African sculptural masterpieces created in wood, bronze, terracotta, and beadwork from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries.

Drawn from thirty sub-Saharan African cultures, including those of the Dogon, Lobi, Baule, Senufo, Yoruba, Chamba, Jukun, Songye, and Sakalava, the sculptures tell much about each culture’s beliefs and social ideals. These artistic creations are astonishingly rich and diverse forms of expression. An essay written by Alisa LaGamma discusses thirty works, all of which are illustrated in color.

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alisa LaGamma is Associate Curator in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and is the author of Genesis: Ideas of Origins in African Sculpture, also available from Yale University Press.

ISBN: 9780300103588
Publication Date: February 9, 2004
Publishing Partner: Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art
52 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
34 color illus.

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