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The Resource South Africa : the art of a nation, John Giblin, Chris Spring

South Africa : the art of a nation, John Giblin, Chris Spring

Label
South Africa : the art of a nation
Title
South Africa
Title remainder
the art of a nation
Statement of responsibility
John Giblin, Chris Spring
Creator
Contributor
Author
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"South Africa has an established, vibrant and highly politicized contemporary art scene that is often in dialogue with the deep and recent past. South African Art explores this relationship between past and present, showing contemporary and historic art objects from the earliest human artistic tendencies three million years ago to 20th-century apartheid Resistance Art and the art of post-apartheid transformation. South African Art begins with the first artistic stirrings of our earliest ancestors and the first African kingdoms through to the creation of 3D figurative art and specialised artisans. It then considers the influence of Dutch, British, Malay, Chinese and Indian settlers from the 16th century onwards and the ensuing conflicts, followed by a focus on the British colonial period and the European obsession with the exotic and the objectification of African bodies. A chapter on segregation after the Union of South Africa in 1910 and Resistance Art during the apartheid era of c.1970 to 1989 is followed by a final section looking at South Africa's transformation from an apartheid state to the 'Rainbow Nation', and the country's current artistic optimism."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LND
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giblin, John
Dewey number
709.68
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spring, Christopher
  • British Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, South African
  • Art, South African
  • Art, South African
  • Art, Modern
  • Apartheid
  • Apartheid and art
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • Antiquities
  • Apartheid
  • Apartheid and art
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, South African
  • South Africa
Label
South Africa : the art of a nation, John Giblin, Chris Spring
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition "South Africa: the art of a nation", held at the British Museum, 27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Origins and early art -- Sculpture and initiation -- European and Asian arrivals -- Colonial conflicts -- Rural art in the 1800s -- Experiencing and resisting segregation and apartheid -- Transformations
Control code
ocn962423429
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780500519066
Lccn
2016931258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)962423429
Label
South Africa : the art of a nation, John Giblin, Chris Spring
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition "South Africa: the art of a nation", held at the British Museum, 27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Origins and early art -- Sculpture and initiation -- European and Asian arrivals -- Colonial conflicts -- Rural art in the 1800s -- Experiencing and resisting segregation and apartheid -- Transformations
Control code
ocn962423429
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780500519066
Lccn
2016931258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)962423429

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