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The Artfulness of Death in Africa

The Artfulness of Death in Africa( )
Author: Mack, John
ISBN:978-1-78914-123-8
Publication Date:Dec 2019
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $55.00
Book Description:

If weddings are the most lavish events in most parts of the world, in Sub-Saharan Africa, by contrast, it is funerals. Artworks of many kinds are created to commemorate the dead, from mortuary sculptures and extravagant coffins, to elaborate headstones, memorials, monuments and cenotaphs. Drawing on a wide range of historical, anthropological, archeological, art historical and literary sources, John Mack charts the full range of African funereal art, drawing on examples from across...
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Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.5 x 9.75 x 1.4 Inches



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