Segy, Ladislas. Notes on the Dogon sculpture

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Notes on the Dogon sculpture

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnologische Zeitschrift Zèurich -- No. 1

Published By: Original publisher Ethnologische Zeitschrift Zèurich -- No. 1 Bern: Verlag H. Lang. 1975. 219-232 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ladislas Segy

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Dogon (FA16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Decorative art (531); Representative art (532);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This brief article has as its central topic the influence of the physiography of the Bandiagara Escarpment on Dogon art. The author argues that the linearity of the Escarpment has inspired the linear forms in the art. More broadly, the role of the creative process, abstraction, and geometric order in Dogon art, and in art generally, are discussed. The points raised in the theoretical discussion are illustrated in examples of specific works of art, most notably cliff dwellings, decorative reliefs, sculpture and masks.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 19

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fa16-019

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 224)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Art Expert-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Christopher Latham ; John Beierle ; 1988

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1970

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Mopti Region, Mali

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Dogons (African people)

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