AFRICAN ART

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Hardcover, 11.375 x 8.5 in. / 144 pgs / 80 duotone.

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Unearthing Ancient Nubia

Photographs from the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Text by Lawrence M. Berman.

Mohammedani Ibrahim Ibrahim's April 27, 1916, photograph of Gebel Barkal: Statue of Aspelta, is reproduced from 'Unearthing Ancient Nubia.'

Digging for a lost civilization in the Nile Valley

Specially trained Egyptian photographers were an integral part of the pioneering Harvard–MFA expedition during the first half of the 20th century. Over the course of some 40 years, their photographs documented the excavations with thousands of images as the riches of a great ancient civilization in northern Sudan were uncovered. George A. Reisner, the leader of the expedition, was keenly aware of the challenges of creating photographs under these conditions: "In judging the photographs, remember that the statues had to be photographed in the glaring light of the tropics under great difficulties owing to the weight and size of the objects which made it nearly impossible to put the statues together."

The best of these photographs bring to life the dramatic landscapes of the Nile Valley, the excitement of archaeological discovery and the artistry of the photographers who recorded it all. Unearthing Ancient Nubia reveals the origins of the single most important collection of ancient Nubian art outside of Khartoum.


Mohammedani Ibrahim Ibrahim's April 27, 1916, photograph of Gebel Barkal: Statue of Aspelta, is reproduced from 'Unearthing Ancient Nubia.'

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An eerie time machine: Unearthing Ancient Nubia

An eerie time machine: Unearthing Ancient Nubia

Featured photograph, made by Egyptian photographer Mohammedani Ibrahim Ibrahim on April 19, 1918, is reproduced from Unearthing Ancient Nubia, new from MFA Publications. This fascinating volume collects forty years worth of early twentieth-century photographs documenting a Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts archeological expedition in northern Sudan. The caption notes, "The royal mummies at Nuri were encased in nested sets of wooden coffins. These three pairs of inlay eyes (with eyelids of bronze, eyeballs of Egyptian alabaster and pupils of obsidian) are all that remain of the three coffins of Queen Malakaye (r. 664-653 BC). The eyes on the bottom row have been placed upside down." continue to blog


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African Art

AFRICAN ART

By Ezio Bassani.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857208695
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Pub Date: 9/25/2012
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Group Spirit: Wild Style

GROUP SPIRIT: WILD STYLE

Edited by Javier Perés.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857233505
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Pub Date: 9/12/2017
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Festac ´77: 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture

FESTAC ´77: 2ND WORLD BLACK AND AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783960984498
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Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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Arts of Ancient Nubia: MFA Highlights

ARTS OF ANCIENT NUBIA: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Text by Denise M. Doxey.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878468539
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Pub Date: 9/25/2018
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Unearthing Ancient Nubia

UNEARTHING ANCIENT NUBIA

Text by Lawrence M. Berman.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878468546
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Pub Date: 6/19/2018
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Bodys Isek Kingelez

BODYS ISEK KINGELEZ

Edited with text by Sarah Suzuki. Text by David Adjaye, Chika Okeke-Agulu, et al.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450547
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 5/22/2018
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Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo

SORY SANLé: VOLTA PHOTO

Edited with text by Matthew S. Witkovsky. Text by Antawan Byrd, Florent Mazzoleni.

STEIDL/THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

ISBN: 9783958294004
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Pub Date: 6/26/2018
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Malick Sidibé: Mali Twist

MALICK SIDIBé: MALI TWIST

Text by André Magnin, Brigitte Ollier, Manthia Diawara, Robert Storr.

FONDATION CARTIER POUR L'ART CONTEMPORAIN / EDITIONS XAVIER BARRAL

ISBN: 9782365111522
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Pub Date: 11/28/2017
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Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965–85

SORY SANLé: VOLTA PHOTO 1965–85

Introduction by Forent Mazzoleni.

REEL ART PRESS/MORTON HILL

ISBN: 9781909526525
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Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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Thomas Sully: George Washington and The Passage of the Delaware

THOMAS SULLY: GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE PASSAGE OF THE DELAWARE

By Elliot Bostwick Davis.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878468331
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Pub Date: 8/23/2016
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Paul Revere: Sons of Liberty Bowl

PAUL REVERE: SONS OF LIBERTY BOWL

By Gerald W.R. Ward.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878468324
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Pub Date: 8/23/2016
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Europe in the Renaissance: Metamorphoses 1400–1600

EUROPE IN THE RENAISSANCE: METAMORPHOSES 1400–1600

Text by Bernard Aikema, Peter Burke, et al.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775740739
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Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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