Artistry of the Everyday: Beauty and Craftsmanship in Berber Art (Peabody Museum Collections Series)

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Imazighen! Attractiveness and Artisanship in Berber Life presents the Peabody Museum's number of arts from the Berber-speaking regions of North Africa. The book gives an overview of Berber history and

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Imazighen! Attractiveness and Artisanship in Berber Life presents the Peabody Museum’s number of arts from the Berber-speaking regions of North Africa. The book gives an overview of Berber history and culture, that specialize in the wealthy aesthetic traditions of Amazigh (Berber) craftsmen and women. From precedent days to the current day, working with limited materials but an extensive vocabulary of symbols and motifs, Imazighen (Berbers) across North Africa have created objects which can be both beautiful and practical. Intricately woven textiles, incised metal locks and keys, painted pottery and richly embroidered leather bags are only some examples of objects from the Peabody Museum’s collections which can be highlighted within the color plates. The book also tells the stories of the collectors–both world-traveling Bostonians and Harvard-trained anthropologists–who brought these objects from Morocco or Algeria to their present home in Cambridge within the early twentieth century. The generosity of those donors has resulted in a number of Berber arts, especially from the Tuareg regions of southern Algeria, that rivals that of major European and North African museums.

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Author

Lisa Bernasek

Binding

Paperback

Creator

Hillel S. Burger, Photographer, Mark Craig, Photographer, Susan Gilson Miller, Foreword

EAN

9780873654050

EANList

9780873654050

ISBN

0873654056

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1

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60, hundredths-inches, 850, hundredths-inches, 120, hundredths-pounds, 800, hundredths-inches

Label

Peabody Museum Press

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Peabody Museum Press

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1

NumberOfPages

125

PackageDimensions

50, hundredths-inches, 850, hundredths-inches, 115, hundredths-pounds, 800, hundredths-inches

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1

ProductGroup

Book

ProductTypeName

ABIS_BOOK

PublicationDate

2008-12-15

Publisher

Peabody Museum Press

ReleaseDate

2009-01-14

Studio

Peabody Museum Press

TradeInValue

110, USD, $1.10