Art and life in Africa [electronic resource] / developed by Christopher D. Roy, L. Lee McIntyre.

Other Title:
Title from insert: Art&life in Africa
Art & life in Africa
[Iowa City, Iowa] : Art and Life in Africa Project, the University of Iowa, c1998.
1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user's guide (1 leaf, folded to 12 x 12 cm.)
Art and society -- Africa -- Databases.
Africa -- Social life and customs -- Databases.
Art, African -- Databases.
System Details:
System requirements for Macintosh: System 7.1 or higher, 24 MB RAM, PowerMac (recommended) of 68040 processor, Color Monitor with minimum setting of 640x480 and 256 colors.
System requirements for Windows 95/98: Pentium processor (recommended) or 486, 32 MB RAM, Sound Card, Color Monitor with minimum setting of 640x480 and 256 colors.
"Art and life in Africa is an interactive CD-ROM that recontextualizes African art in the cycle of life. Listing text, objects, field photos, video and music, the program explores the way Africans make and use art at important events throughout their lives to solve problems, overcome adversity, and meet the unique challenges of life in an African environment"--Insert.
Title from title screen.
"Macintosh and Windows 95/98 compatible"--Insert.
"The CD includes over 10,000 images of 600 objects and 750 field photographs; 107 ethnographies; 27 ethnographic maps; 1400 entries in a bibliographic database; 11 chapters; 36 essays; video and music clips. Features include a fully searchable index, and a slide show maker for creating custom presentations"--Insert.
"Discussions include topics such as 'Key moments in life,' 'Art and human abundance,' 'Art and education,' 'The arts of governance and social order,' 'Death and the ancestors,' and 'The changing face of African art,' among others"--Insert.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Roy, Christopher D.
McIntyre, L. Lee.
Art and Life in Africa Project.
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
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