Beautiful Ugly: African and Diaspora Aesthetics by Sarah Nuttall
Beautiful Ugly: African and Diaspora Aesthetics
Author: Sarah Nuttall
Title: Beautiful Ugly: African and Diaspora Aesthetics
ISBN10: 0795701861
ISBN13: 978-0795701863
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Kwela Books (May 1, 2005)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1705 kb
Size epub: 1685 kb
Rating: 4.0 ✪
Votes: 387
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
While the issue of beauty has recently resurfaced after a long silence in Europe and North America, this is the first book of its kind to tackle the subject of beauty in Africa. The essays suggest that the concept of beauty cannot be understood without a simultaneous understanding of the idea of ugliness. Writtten by continental and diasporic scholars, essays focus on sculpture, photography,art, music, fiction, food, clothing and urban design. Contributors include William Kentridge, Achille Mbembe, Simon Gikandi and Mia Couto.