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FACE OF THE GODS: ART AND ALTARS OF AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAS. Robert Farris Thompson. Museum for African Art, New York, 1993. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 334 pp. with 331 ills. (284 col.). 31 x 24 cm. LC 94-122122 ISBN 3791312812 In English.
Presents a scholarly study of the enduring impact of African religious and aesthetic traditions on Afro-Atlantic cultures through an examination of the evolution and role of altars in black communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. Illustrations of scores of altar types ranging from tree shrines in Suriname and ground drawings in Haiti to bottle trees and yard shows in the United States accompany an extensive six-part text that traces specific Afro-Atlantic spiritual practices and art forms to their origins in Yoruba, Kongo and Mande cultures and explores the integration of African altar concepts and structures into diverse religious systems in the Americas.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Africa, Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional)
Plans: 01,05,06,07,08,17
Worldwide Number: 024253
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