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no additional discountsAfrican Cosmos: Stellar Arts was written by Christine Mullen Kreamer.
This is a groundbreaking publication, accompanying the exhibitionAfrican Cosmos: Stellar Arts at LACMA. It brings together exceptional works of art, dating from ancient times to the present, and essays by leading scholars and contemporary artists to consider African cultural astronomy: creativity and artistic practice in Africa as it is linked to celestial bodies and atmospheric phenomena.
The book considers how the sun, moon and stars, as well as celestial phenomena such as lightning and rainbows, serve as sources of inspiration in the creation of African arts from ancient times to the present. At the core of creation myths and the foundation of moral values, celestial bodies are often accorded sacred capacities and are part of the “cosmological map” that allows humans to chart their course through life.
- 352 pages, 11 x 9.5 inches
- 250 illustrations, 200 in color