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Title Inscribing meaning : writing and graphic systems in African art / Christine Mullen Kreamer ... [et al.] ; contributors, Sarah Adams ... [et al.].
Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art ; [Milan?] : 5 Continents, c2007.

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 Purdy-Kresge Library Oversize  N 7380.5 .I6 2007    CHECKED IN
Description 255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Note Catalog of the exhibition held at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, May 9-Aug. 26, 2007 and the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Oct. 14, 2007-Feb. 17, 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-255).
Contents Inscribing meaning : ways of knowing / Mary Nooter Roberts ... [et al.] -- African writing, text and the arts : concepts and definitions / Simon Battestini -- Recording, communicating and making visible : a history of writing and systems of graphic symbolism in Africa / Konrad Tuchscherer -- Inscribing identity : the body / Mary Nooter Roberts -- Cloth as amulet / Sarah Brett-Smith -- A conversation with Iké Udé / Elizabeth Harney -- Sacred scripts / Mary Nooter Roberts -- Art and writing in ancient Egyptian culture / Diana Craig Patch -- Drinking the word of God / Raymond A. Silverman -- Visual dimensions of literature / Ali Omar Ermes -- Inscribing power/writing politics / Christine Mullen Kreamer -- Nsibidi : old and new scripts / Amanda Carlson -- Language works / Willem Boshoff -- Circumscribing space / Christine Mullen Kreamer -- Can't cover the moon with your hand : Uli artists, artistic identity and stuff / Sarah Adams -- Flying over Dikenga : the circle of new life / Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz -- Ecstasy is on the wire : African and Afro-Atlantic writing systems - a conversation with Robert Farris Thompson / Robert Farris Thompson and C. Daniel Dawson -- Word play : text and image in contemporary African art / Elizabeth Harney -- Re-writes / Berry Bickle -- Songs of ancient moons : Victor Ekpuk on his art / Christine Mullen Kreamer -- Words : from spoken to seen / Wosene Worke Kosrof with Patricia L. DiRubbo.
Subject Art, African -- Exhibitions.
Writing in art -- Exhibitions.
Writing -- Africa -- Exhibitions.
Ethnology -- Africa -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Kreamer, Christine Mullen.
Adams, Sarah.
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Added Title Writing and graphic systems in African art
Related To Online version: Inscribing meaning. [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art ; [Milan?] : 5 Continents, c2007 (OCoLC)608482212
ISBN 9788874393770 (pbk.)
8874393776 (pbk.)
OCLC # 148864732
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