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    Simon Ottenberg
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The essays discuss art objects and music in the context of their use in performance and ritual, and the symbolism of aesthetic forms and behavior

The essays discuss art objects and music in the context of their use in performance and ritual, and the symbolism of aesthetic forms and behavior. Stress in the writing is placed on obtaining Africans’ conceptions of their own arts blended with Western viewpoints.

Igbo Art and Culture,. Focus is on the arts of the Afikpo, an Igbo group in southeastern Nigeria and on Bafodea Limba of northern Sierra Leone.

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The essay, originally published in Spanish in 1925, grappled with the newness of nonrepresentational art and sought to. .Many embraced the essay as a manifesto extolling the virtues of vanguard artists and promoting efforts to abandon the realism and the romanticism of the nineteenth century.

The essay, originally published in Spanish in 1925, grappled with the newness of nonrepresentational art and sought to make it more understandable to the public. Others took it as a denunciation of everything that was radical about the avant-garde.

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All of them were initially delivered as lectures to academics, with the exception of "On Translating Beowulf", which Christopher Tolkien notes in his foreword is not addressed to an academic audience.

Chinua Achebe, Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays(New York: Anchor Books, 1988), 31–33. For expert studies on Igbo masks and masquerade traditions see the works of Simon Ottenberg, an eminent scholar of Igbo studies, compiled by Toyin Falola in T. Falola, e. Igbo Art and Culture and Other Essays by Simon Ottenberg(Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2006). 12. Nnae, op 1301 ondist 12/1/854

This volume encompasses over forty years of scholarly research on African art, both traditional and modern, by the anthropologist, Simon Ottenberg. Focus is on the arts of the Afikpo, an Igbo group in southeastern Nigeria and on Bafodea Limba of northern Sierra Leone. The essays discuss art objects and music in the context of their use in performance and ritual, and the symbolism of aesthetic forms and behavior. Stress in the writing is placed on obtaining Africans’ conceptions of their own arts blended with Western viewpoints. The writing is based on extensive research in Africa. This two-volume collection of essays is a significant milestone in the discourse of African Studies and an insightful summation of the career of a distinguished scholar of African anthropology and art history. The books testify to the originality of Ottenberg's insights and chronicle his transformation from a young anthropologist observer to a valued member of the Afikpo-Igbo society. -Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie, art historian, University of California, Santa Barbara This book presents us with an invaluable snapshot of the emergence of a uniquely innovative approach to the study of African cultures, peoples, and histories, an approach which privileges the sensibilities, priorities, and changing social dynamics of the African people without casting their universe in the language of insular exceptionalism. -Ebe M. Ochonu, Vanderbilt University