Art and architecture in postcolonial Africa / Janet Berry Hess
- Hess, Janet Berry
- Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 
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- Physical Description:
- ix, 209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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- Exhibiting Ghana: display, documentary, and spectacle in Ghana -- Displaying Asante: Asante ideology and alternative representations of the "nation" -- Imagining architecture: the structure of nationalism in Accra -- Imagining architecture II: "treasure storehouses" and constructions of Asante hegemony -- Envisioning Ujamaa: architecture of Dodoma and Dar es Salaam -- Reversing the gaze: exhibition, postapartheid art and the politics of display -- Representations of the body in postcolonial Africa -- The gaze, "tradition," and African art history -- Envoi: expressive culture and performativity in the diaspora.
- "This work examines the complexity of popular artistic culture in the era of African nationalism, with a special focus on the influential independence era in Ghana. Discussed are architecture, museum exhibitions, political displays, nationalist ideologies, artistic practices, and the intangible forms of art"--Provided by publisher.
- 0786420766 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-202) and index.
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