The Mande Blacksmiths:

Knowledge, Power, and Art in West Africa

Patrick R. McNaughton


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Indiana University Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Like New. English. 244 pages, illus in b/w. Some underlining. Finely crafted scholarship. Elegant and graceful, yet packed with knowledge and information, it embodies the aesthetic qualities which it describes and explores." The artistic, technological, social, and spiritual dimensions of Mande blacksmiths, who are the sculptors of their society, McNaughton defines these artists' conceptual place as extraordinary members of a complex culture.

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