Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Author Name    Frank, Barbara E.

Title   MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS: ART AND HERITAGE IN WEST AFRICA.

Publisher    Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, (1998), Ist printing.

Seller ID   24218

192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1560987944 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos and drawings. "Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists - including potters and l eatherworkers - form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization. Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are made only by the wives and female relatives of blacksmiths. Leather objects such as knife shea t h s , a m ulet cases, and, more recently, western-style shoes and bags are produced by male leatherworkers. While these objects display features common to those of other West African groups, the manner in which they are produced has remained dis ti nc tl y M an de . Analyzing the work of Mande potters and leatherworkers, (the author) argues that studying craft technologies in addition to object styles is essential to reconstructing the art heritage of an ethnically complex region. Drawing on ar cha eo lo gic al and historical evidence as well as her field research in Mali, she shows how tools and practices such as potters' use of convex molds and leatherworkers' adherence to specific knife blade shapes serve to distinguish the good s ma de b y Ma nde ar tist s f rom those of neighboring groups. She also discusses the pride the potters take in their healing and spiritual knowledge, and the sense of difference between craftsmen who specialize exclusively in leatherworking and those who doubl e as bar ds an d mu sicians. Examining the roles of Mande leatherworkers and potters in the rise and fall of empires, the development of trans-Saharan trade networks, and the spread of Islam, Frank questions the 'one-tribe, one-st yle' i nterp retati ons t hat h ave do minat ed studies of West African art. Focusing on two traditions that have been little studied, (this book) explores the complex, shifting relationships among the identities of Mande craftspeople, the objects they cr eate, and the techn ologie s they use." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, barcode label on rear paste-down. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and top of rear panel . very l ight r ubbing. Very G ood+/Ve ry Good

Price = 30.00 USD


Also available.
ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS.  MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES., Chandler, David, ed.  (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo).  Note on series by Peter Young.
ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS. MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES.
Chandler, David, ed. (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo). Note on series by Peter Young.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

ARMY DIARY 1974., Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor.
ARMY DIARY 1974.
Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

ARMY DIARY 1975., Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor.
ARMY DIARY 1975.
Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF MILITARY LAW 1929.  REPRINTED FOR USE IN THE CANADIAN ARMY.  1941 EDITION., N/A.
EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF MILITARY LAW 1929. REPRINTED FOR USE IN THE CANADIAN ARMY. 1941 EDITION.
N/A.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

JACKBOOT: THE STORY OF THE GERMAN SOLDIER, 1713-1945.
Laffin, John.
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE NEW CONQUISTADORS., Read, Jan.
THE NEW CONQUISTADORS.
Read, Jan.
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?, Seymour, William.  Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson.
BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?
Seymour, William. Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson.
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

MACHINE AGE ARMIES., Wheldon, John.
MACHINE AGE ARMIES.
Wheldon, John.
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE ESCAPE FROM ELBA: THE FALL AND FLIGHT OF NAPOLEON 1814-1815.
Mackenzie, Norman.
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

WELLINGTON'S MARRIAGE: A SOLDIER'S WIFE., Wilson, Joan.  Introduction by Elizabeth Longford.
WELLINGTON'S MARRIAGE: A SOLDIER'S WIFE.
Wilson, Joan. Introduction by Elizabeth Longford.
17.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP: WORLD WAR 2., Stephen, Martin.  Edited by Eric Grove.
SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP: WORLD WAR 2.
Stephen, Martin. Edited by Eric Grove.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE NAZI SECRET SERVICE., Brissaud, Andre.  Translated from the French by Milton Waldman.
THE NAZI SECRET SERVICE.
Brissaud, Andre. Translated from the French by Milton Waldman.
12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie