Umění a kultura království Benin
[Art and culture in the Benin Empire]
paperback, 264 pp., 1. edition
published: may 2016
recommended price: 380 czk
This book on the remarkable culture and original art of the Benin Empire covers historical transformations of the empire, local mythology and religion, architecture, art and crafts as well as political and social structure, trade contacts and everyday life of the native population. For the first time, Czech readers are offered a comprehensive overview of the Benin bronzes and other unique artistic artifacts, which are today considered an important part of the world cultural heritage. Being an interdisciplinary publication, the book includes the perspectives of cultural anthropology, archeology, history, art history and African studies.