9780300247626-0300247621-Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions (Richard D. Cohen Lectures on African & African American Art)

Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions (Richard D. Cohen Lectures on African & African American Art)

ISBN-13: 9780300247626
ISBN-10: 0300247621
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Soyinka, Wole
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 160 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300247626
ISBN-10: 0300247621
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Soyinka, Wole
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 160 pages

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Acknowledged authors Soyinka, Wole wrote Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions (Richard D. Cohen Lectures on African & African American Art) comprising 160 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300247621 and 9780300247626. Since then Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions (Richard D. Cohen Lectures on African & African American Art) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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An intimate reflection on culture and tradition, creativity and power, that draws on a lifetime’s commitment to aesthetic encounter

The playwright, poet, essayist, novelist, and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka is also a longtime art collector. This book of essays offers a glimpse into the motivations of the collector, as well as a highly personal look at the politics of aesthetics and collecting. Detailing moments of first encounter with objects that drew him in and continue to affect him, Soyinka describes a world of mortals, muses, and deities that imbue the artworks with history and meaning.

Beyond Aesthetics is a passionate discussion of the role of identity, tradition, and originality in making, collecting, and exhibiting African art today. Soyinka considers objects that have stirred controversy, and he decries dogmatic efforts—whether colonial or religious—to suppress Africa’s artistic traditions. By turns poetic, provocative, and humorous, Soyinka affirms the power of collecting to reclaim tradition. He urges African artists, filmmakers, collectors, and curators to engage with their aesthetic and cultural histories.
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