Nuba Personal Art

By: Faris, James C.

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Art & Society series. Hardcover with dust jacket, black cloth with gilt spine titles, 18 by 23.2 cm, [vi] 130 pp., illus. with color and black and white photos and line drawings. Very good with faint shelf wear and a light musty odor; jacket is very good with light rubbing. From the front flap: “The Southeastern Nuba of Kordofan Province in the Democratic Republic of the Sudan are a relatively isolated and classless society whose members have evolved an unusual tradition of art on the person. With them ‘the medium is the message:” for the art is essentially aesthetic, its prime purpose being to celebrate and enhance the strong and healthy body. The representational designs in particular are highly stylised, and they can be analysed as though they constituted a visual grammar. In this book Professor Faris documents the unique Nuba art tradition, placing it in its social, ecological and cultural setting. He also specifies the principles of the visual grammar in algorithmic form, using methods derived from generative linguistics.”

Title: Nuba Personal Art

Author Name: Faris, James C.

Categories: Africa,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth & Company Ltd.: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3136