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African Vodun: Art, Psychology, and Power

By: Blier, Suzanne Preston

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press: 1996

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 040072

ISBN: 0226058603

Condition: Like New


Beads, bones, rags, straw, leather, pottery, fur, feathers and bloodthese are the raw materials of vodun artworks. The power of these images lies not only in their aesthetic, and counter-aesthetic, appeal but also in their psychological and emotional effect. As objects of fury and force, these works are intended to protect and empower people and cultures that have long been oppressed.In this first major study of its kind, Suzanne Preston Blier examines the artworks of the contemporary vodun cultures of southern Benin and Togo in West Africa as well as the related voudou traditions of Haiti, N... View more info