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by Christopher B. Steiner
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Social Sciences
  • Author:
    Christopher B. Steiner
  • ISBN:
    0521457521
  • ISBN13:
    978-0521457521
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Cambridge University Press; 1st Published 1994 edition (January 28, 1994)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Social Sciences
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In the course of this fascinating transcultural journey.

African Art In Transit book.

Christopher B. Steiner.

This is a wonderful book which introduces the reader to African art in the context of the international market and art trade

This is a wonderful book which introduces the reader to African art in the context of the international market and art trade. As an African art collector, I learned a great deal about the "tricks" of the trade and the techniques of faking and market pricing. It is also fascinating to read about the lives of those who deal in African art, and how the trade impacts their religious convictions, as well as their personal and economic aspirations.

Мы знаем об 1 книге, которую написал "Christopher B. Steiner"

Мы знаем об 1 книге, которую написал "Christopher B. Steiner". Это: "African Art in Transit (Cambridge Studies in Social & Cultural Anthropology)". In the course of this fascinating transcultural journey, African art acquires different meanings. Africa in Transit, Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Steiner's book is very valuable to both anthropologists and art historians. He is an excellent fieldworker besides being thoroughly versed in the 'literature'. J. R. Rayfield, Canadian Journal of African Studies specialized but illuminating work.

In the course of this fascinating transcultural journey, African art acquires different meanings.

Based on extensive research in West Africa, Christopher Steiner's book presents a richly detailed description of the economic networks that transfer art objects from their site of use and production in Africa to their point of consumption in art galleries and shops throughout Europe and America. In the course of this fascinating transcultural journey, African art acquires different meanings. It means one thing to the rural villagers who create and still use it in ritual and performance, another to the Muslim traders who barter and resell it, and something else to the buyers and collectors in the West who purchase it for investment and display it in their homes.

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I love this book. It is full of wonderful pictures. I use it in my art class all the time. My students the love the close-up of the sculptures and they are able to really see the detail in the art work. It helps them to understand the process the carvers and other artists go through when creating the work.
The text is accessible. I have read it and discussed it with my high school students, but most of them don't read it since the work stands on its own with out any description.
It's so easy
This book was relevant 20 years ago,It has little

to do with today's market in African art.