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eBook Benin: Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria ePub

by Barbara Plakensteiner,O.J. Eboreime

  • ISBN: 9053496262
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Barbara Plakensteiner,O.J. Eboreime
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Snoeck Publishers (December 15, 2007)
  • Pages: 536
  • ePub book: 1416 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1587 kb
  • Other: doc lit mobi rtf
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 310

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This book is a great resource for the art of Benin City and its culture. Hardcover, Plain Cloth Boards, Photographic DJ, 535 Pages, Full Title : "Benin, Kings and Rituals - Court Arts From Nigeria".

This book is a great resource for the art of Benin City and its culture. When I received this book in the mail and started reading and viewing the photos, it took me on a journey of West African ancient history. I was not disappointed at all with this book. 191 mostly color illustrations accompany the text, comprising of objects and field photos, plus historical maps and tables. 301 color photos of objects are contained in the "Catalogue" section. The appendix contains a full-page map and an extensive bibliography.

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book by Barbara Plankensteiner.

Benin: Kings and Rituals. Court Arts from Nigeria.

Benin- Kings and Rituals: Court Art from Nigeria. Barbara Plankensteiner (e. Benin kings and rituals : court arts from Nigeria. Exhibition catalogue Kunsthistoriches Museum Vienna mit MVK und OTM/Snoeck. Mihăilescu, Plutarh-Antoniu (1968). ntâlnire cu arta africană (in Romanian). p. 48. ^ a b c "Benin-Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria". The Art Institute of Chicago. Retrieved 2 April 2013. "Oba with Animals, Altar to the Hand (Ikegobo) of Ezomo Ehenua (1991. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.

The royal arts of the Benin Kingdom of south-central Nigeria affirm the centrality of the oba, or divine king . It also looks at themes of kingship, hierarchy, and ritual within Benin’s royal court

The royal arts of the Benin Kingdom of south-central Nigeria affirm the centrality of the oba, or divine king, portraying his divine nature. While recording the kingdom’s significant historical events and the oba's involvement with them, they also initiate the oba’s interactions with the supernatural and honor his deified ancestors, forging a continuity that is vital to the kingdom’s well-being. It also looks at themes of kingship, hierarchy, and ritual within Benin’s royal court. The exhibition closes by considering the reconfiguration of Benin’s monarchy after the 1897 invasion by British forces and traces its arts following this course-altering event.

The exhibition "Benin Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria," organized by Barbara Plankensteiner, is. .Section 8 looks at a seminal period of Benin history and art production, "The Warrior Kings in the Sixteenth Century" (cat. nos. 218-251). Oba Esigie (r. c. 1504-c.

The exhibition "Benin Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria," organized by Barbara Plankensteiner, is an extraordinary opportunity to see hundreds of masterworks of Benin art together in one place. It will be on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, its only American venue, from July 10 to September 21, 2008. The colossal exhibition catalog provides a permanent record of this remarkable exhibition and will soon become the essential reference work on Benin art, culture, and history.

Bibliographic Details. Title: BENIN KINGS AND RITUALS, COURT ARTS FROM. On line booksellers of tribal art books dealing with the material culture of the peoples of the Americas, Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Arctic. Visit Seller's Storefront. Publisher: Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin. Publication Date: 2007. Terms of Sale: Payment may be made via check (drawn on a . Shipping and handling charges are additional. Shipping Terms: PLEASE NOTE: There is no standard (surface) mail service from the United States to other countries.

Plankensteiner, Barbara (e. Benin Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria. The Art Institute of Chicago: Chicago, 2007. Geography: Nigeria, Court of Benin. Culture: Edo peoples. On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 352. Public Domain. Dimensions: H. 9 1/4 x W. 8 5/8 x D. 9 in. (2. x 2. cm). Classification: Metal-Sculpture.

Benin kings and rituals by Barbara Plankensteiner, 2007, Snoeck, Kunsthistorisches . Benin kings and rituals.

Benin kings and rituals. by Barbara Plankensteiner.

Published to accompany the major international touring exhibition which comes to Chicago in the summer of 2008, this monumental volume features more than 500 stunning reproductions alongside important new scholarship on the prized sculptures and carvings of the Benin Kingdom of sixteenth- through nineteenth-century West Africa (pre-colonial Nigeria). It brings together for the first time masterpieces that have been scattered all over the world since the end of the nineteenth century, while simultaneously documenting the fall of the independent kingdom, its reconstitution in the twentieth century and its continued existence through today.From elaborate bas-relief plaques to stately commemorative king's heads and towering elephant tusks embellished with detailed figurative scenes illustrating life at court and the heroic deeds of kings and warriors, the artworks gathered here glorifiy the king as the political and spiritual head of his people and honored his ancestors. The detailed workmanship and outstanding aesthetic quality of Benin's royal sculptures have been compared to the work of the celebrated Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini. And their wealth of iconographic detail conveys the sumptuousness of the royal court and its historical importance as a regional powerhouse in the Benin (or Edo) era.

Comments

Oreavi Oreavi
After my first overview of this book I knew I had to get to Chicago to see this incredible collection which is on display at the Institute of Art Chicago through September '08. I flew there from Houston two days ago, and it was worth every penny. The book and exhibition show examples of life, ceremonies, and art exquisitely colorful, illuminating and unique. The bronze castings date from the 16th century to 2006. Some of the pieces such as the exceptional bronze Queen Mother are so inspiring. Ivory and bronze pendants, Altar of the Hand bronze vessels,snake heads, Oba stools, an ivory double gong, the best bronze leopards I've ever seen,ivory and bronze salt cellars. This is really overwhelming, and the documentation is thorough and well organized. I'm so enthrawled with the artwork I can't take my eyes away to read all the information about the collection; it's so addictive. The container in the shape of a Palace building was a highlight to me because I've never seen anything like it before. I have about 70 books on African art. This is one of the very best.
Vertokini Vertokini
Stating that this book is a masterpiece is an understatement. Certainly the best book I've bought about Benin City (pre-colonial Nigeria). The 500 color photos of the bas-relief plaques, heads and ivory are beautiful. This book is a great resource for the art of Benin City and its culture. When I received this book in the mail and started reading and viewing the photos, it took me on a journey of West African ancient history. I was not disappointed at all with this book.
Lanionge Lanionge
Great book with amazing photographs of the storied Benin bronzes. I first saw them in London at the British museum and the photos in this book inspired the same amount of awe as seeing the bronzes in a museum. This book is great for your coffee table and will likely enlighten many of your friends, as African history is not well known.
Huston Huston
This is a well researched book dripping with the rich cultural history of the Benin kingdom. The reader comes away with a new appreciation and respect for the Binis for their martial, artistic, social, religious, and economic achievements. The book does cover a very wide range of topics, which is a good thing. The pictures and illustrations are also of the highest quality.
Yadon Yadon
Hardcover, Plain Cloth Boards, Photographic DJ, 535 Pages, Full Title : "Benin, Kings and Rituals - Court Arts From Nigeria". 191 mostly color illustrations accompany the text, comprising of objects and field photos, plus historical maps and tables. 301 color photos of objects are contained in the "Catalogue" section. The appendix contains a full-page map and an extensive bibliography. Edited by Barbara Plankensteiner. Commemorating an exhibition at 4 venues : Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Wien 5/9/07-9/3/07; Musee Du Quai Branly, Paris, 10/02/07-01/06/08;Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Musee Du Berlin, 02/07/08-05/25/08; The Art Institute Of Chicago, 0627/08-09/21/08. Exhibitions organized in cooperation with The National Commission For Museums and Monuments, Nigeria. Published by Snoeck Publishers & Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2007.

Absolutely and by some distance the best book I am aware of on the art of the Benin, this volume is superbly and lavishly illustrated, and contains a wealth of information in various tables and charts. The text is consistently excellent, readable and informative, and the field photos alone are worth tracing down the book. Please make sure that you are buying the full 535-Page volume, and not a summary or condensed version which may be out there.