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Art of the Senses Hardcover – April 2, 2004

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: MFA Publications; Not Indicated edition (April 2, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878466592
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878466597
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,764,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Suzanne Preston Blier (b.1948) is from Burlington, Vt. After falling love with Africa during a tour in the Peace Corps tour, she went on to earn her Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Now Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American History at Harvard University, her books address various issues of African art and architecture, and have won an array of awards. She also has received a Simon Guggenheim fellowship, and others from Fulbright, the NEH, the Getty, the National Gallery of Art, and the Social Science Research Council.

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Full color photographs on virtually every page show the grand splendor of African artworks, with each piece having a paragraph of commentary unto itself in Art Of The Senses: African Masterpieces From The Teel Collection, which showcases the varied pieces of the Teel set for the first time. A thoughtful discussion of how art aficionados today view African creations, as well as how Western labels have been applied to such works throughout the ages for good or ill, the cultural context of these expressions, and much more rounds out this incredible and highly recommended artbook for public libraries or any connoisseur's personal library.
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