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The Wall Sculptures of Abomey epub

by Francesca Pique,Leslie Rainer


The Wall Sculptures of Abomey epub

ISBN: 0500281807

ISBN13: 978-0500281802

Author: Francesca Pique,Leslie Rainer

Category: Home and Hobbies

Subcategory: Home Improvement & Design

Language: English

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd (November 22, 1999)

Pages: 120 pages

ePUB book: 1602 kb

FB2 book: 1341 kb

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Francesca Pique, Leslie H. Rainer. Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls (Conservation and Cultural Heritage).

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The Palace Sculptures of Abomey combines lavish color photographs of the bas-reliefs with a lively history of the .

The Palace Sculptures of Abomey combines lavish color photographs of the bas-reliefs with a lively history of the Dahomey kingdom, complemented by period drawings, rare historical photographs, and colorful textile art. The book provides a vivid portrait of these exceptional narrative sculptures and the equally remarkable people who crafted them. Also included are a reading of the stories on the walls and details of the four-year collaboration between the Benin Ministry of Culture and Communications and the Getty Conservation Institute to conserve the bas-reliefs of Abomey.

The Palace Sculptures of Abomey combines lavish color photographs of the bas-reliefs with a. .

By FRANCESCA PIQUÉ and LESLIE H. London: Thames and Hudson, 1999. Pp. 116. £1. 5, paperback (ISBN 0-500-28180-7).

Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls. Discussion between Rachida Ayari de Souza, director of Benin's Department of Cultural Heritage, and Francesca Piqué and Leslie Rainer of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) regarding the conservation of the bas-reliefs from the Royal Palaces of Abomey in Benin

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Home Francesca Pique The Wall Sculptures of Abomey. The palace walls were decorated with colourful low-relief sculptures, or bas-reliefs, recounting legends and battles and glorifying the dynasty's region. The Wall Sculptures of Abomey. ISBN 10: 0500281807, ISBN 13: 9780500281802. This work combines colour photographs of the bas-reliefs with a history of Dahomey, complemented by rare historical images.

Piqué, Francesca and Leslie H. Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls. The Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum. UNESCO World Heritage Center. The Palaces of Abomey. com/watch?v XinLxUEcYbU.

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The Republic of Benin in West Africa is home to more than 40 ethnic groups, the largest of which is the Fon. During the early 17th century, the Fon established a society ruled by a dynasty of kings, who over the years forged the powerful kingdom of Dahomey. In their capital city of Abomey, the rulers built a remarkable complex of palaces which became the centre of the kingdom's political, social and religious life. The palace walls were decorated with colourful low-relief sculptures, or bas-reliefs, recounting legends and battles and glorifying the dynasty's region. In a society with no written language, these visual stories have perpetuated the history and myths of the Fon people. This work combines colour photographs of the bas-reliefs with a history of Dahomey, complemented by rare historical images. As well as seeking to provide a portrait of these narrative sculptures, the book details the collaborative efforts of the Benin Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Getty Conservation Institute to conserve the reliefs; describes the Historic Museum of Abomey, now housed in the palace compound; and discusses the continuing popularity of bas-reliefs in contemporary Beninois art.