9780990762669-0990762661-Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths

ISBN-13: 9780990762669
ISBN-10: 0990762661
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Fowler Museum at UCLA
Format: Hardcover 512 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780990762669
ISBN-10: 0990762661
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Fowler Museum at UCLA
Format: Hardcover 512 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths comprising 512 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0990762661 and 9780990762669. Since then Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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Striking Iron combines interdisciplinary scholarship with vivid illustrations to offer the most comprehensive treatment of the blacksmith's art in sub-Saharan Africa to date. For more than two millennia, African blacksmiths have transformed one of Earth's most basic natural resources into objects of life-changing utility, empowerment, prestige, spiritual potency, and astonishing artistry―shaping African cultures in the most fundamental ways. Interspersed throughout are photographs of more than 250 diverse works from over 100 ethnic groups―including tools, blades, currencies, wood sculptures studded with iron, musical instruments, and accoutrements―with field photographs documenting blacksmiths at work and objects in use. Seventeen contributors write from the disciplinary perspectives of art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and astronomy, examining how the blacksmiths' virtuosity can harness powers of the natural and spiritual worlds, effect change and ensure protection, assist with life's challenges and transitions, and enhance the efficacies of sacred acts.

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