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ANTH 248 AX   African Art Back to Results  

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EnrollmentGeneral111010
Total111010

InstructorLorenz, Carol Ann
MeetsMW245-400, ALUMNI 111
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone

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A study of the principal art styles of sub-Saharan Africa, this course gives attention to both the formal and cultural aspects of indigenous art. The manufacture and usage of art objects is examined within the contexts of local religious, social, and political systems, as well as within the larger framework of language and cultural areas. Traditional art styles are analyzed as products of both collective aesthetics and individual innovation. Attention is given to transmission of art forms from culture to culture and to the persistence of traditional art in the face of social change. (MC, GR)