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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Pretoria

Rodney Harber.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan). 782 words.

South African city, administrative capital of the Republic and capital of the Transvaal. It is situated c. 50 km north of Johannesburg on the Apies River in South Africa’s richest...

Chad Republic

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan). 464 words.

[République du Chad]

Country in north-central Africa, bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, Cameroon and Central African Republic to the south and Niger and...

Mende

Ruth B. Phillips.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan). 3120 words.

Mande-speaking agricultural people, numbering c. one million, occupying the southern part of Sierra Leone and adjacent areas of Liberia. The Mende are art historically most famous for...

Bobo

Christopher D. Roy.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan). 1797 words.

Mande-speaking, agricultural people of Burkina Faso and neighbouring regions of Mali. Their self-ethnonym is Bobo, though they are often referred to in African art literature as...

Gambia, the

Deborah A. Hoover.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan). 907 words.

[Republic of]

Country in West Africa. Except for its western Atlantic coast, the Gambia is completely surrounded by Senegal. Of its total area of 11,295 sq. km, one fifth...

Edo

Jean M. Borgatti and Philip M. Peek.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan). 2272 words.

Groups of Edo-speaking peoples living in Nigeria’s Bendel state outside Benin City. While their languages are related, they are not all mutually intelligible. The Edo, however, all...

Akye

Monica Blackmun Visonà.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan). 1393 words.

Largest of the 12 Akan-speaking groups, known as the Lagoon Peoples (lagunaires), of south-eastern Côte d’Ivoire. Their eastern boundary is formed by the Comoe River, and they live south...

Hausa

David Heathcote.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan); Islamic Art. 2808 words.

People living in north-west Nigeria beyond the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers. The Hausa are one of the largest and most widespread of African peoples with a total population...

Mathibe, Rebecca

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online February 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; African Art (Sub-Saharan). 156 words.

South African, 20th–21st century, female.

Birth date unknown.

Potter.

Rebecca Mathibe lives in Mufulwi Village in what was Venda (now Limpopo). Pottery in...

Uytenbogaardt, Roelof

Ivor Prinsloo.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 356 words.

(Sarel)

(b Cape Town, June 23, 1933).

South African architect, urban planner and teacher. After graduating in architecture at the University of Cape Town (1956), he...

Kano

J. C. Moughtin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan); Islamic Art. 811 words.

City in Nigeria. The third largest city in the country, in the 1980s it had an estimated population of over 1,000,000. Its geographical location, in the north of the country and 480 km...

Chukwukelu, Mike

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 74 words.

Nigerian, 20th century, male.

Born 1945, in Awkuzu.

Sculptor. Masks.

Mike Chukwukelu creates 'Ijele' masks, highly spiritual pieces celebrating both the Igbo...

Tayob, (Abdool) Aziz

C. J. M. Walker.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); South and Southeast Asian Art; 20th-Century Art. 283 words.

(Ahmed)

(b Pietersburg, Transvaal, Aug 10, 1941).

South African architect. He was the first South African of Indian origin to qualify as an architect in South Africa....

Skotnes, Cecil

Esmé Berman.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Prints and Printmaking; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 328 words.

(Edwin Frans)

(b East London, Cape Province, June 1, 1926).

South African printmaker and painter. He studied art at the Technical College (1946) and then at the...

Gailhoustet, Renée

Walter Smith.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 287 words.

(b Oran, Algeria, Sept 15, 1929).

French architect and teacher. She moved to France in 1947 and after study at the Sorbonne and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, she opened her...

Algeria, Democratic and Popular Republic of

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan); Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 2508 words.

[Arab. Al-Jumhūriyyah al-Jazā‛iriyyah al-Dimuqrāṭiyyah al-Sha‛biyya; Al-Jazā’ir]

Country in North Africa with its capital at Algiers.

Algeria is the second largest...

Sihlali, Durant

Carol Magee.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 265 words.

( Basi )

(b Germiston, Mar 5, 1935).

South African papermaker and painter. He trained at the Polly Street Recreational Center (1953–8), the Michelangelo Art...

Mabasa [Mabaso], Noria

Elizabeth Rankin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 332 words.

(b Thsigalo, Ramukhumba district, northern Transvaal, May 10, 1938).

South African sculptor. She had no formal art training but used her rural woman’s skill of modelling clay...

Mambety, Djibril Diop

Jennie Carlisle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online July 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film and Video Art; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 573 words.

(b Colobane, Jan 1945; d Paris, July 23, 1998).

Senegalese film maker. Over the course of his brief career Mambety developed a body of work remarkable for its poetic sensibility...

Sarfati, Alain

Isabelle Gournay.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 249 words.

(b Menknès, Morocco, March 23, 1937).

French architect. He studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and was involved in the review Architecture, Mouvement,...