Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture

Bob Aufuldish

Highlighting the unique, wide-ranging Richard H. Scheller Collection of figurative sculptures drawn from across sub-Saharan Africa, this book not only examines each distinctive piece, but also explores the ways that these figures functioned as embodied objects: each work of art was intended by its original creator to express social values, perform spiritual and ceremonial functions, and protect and symbolize its community.

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    Bob Aufuldish, USA (2011)

    Bob Aufuldish is a partner in the San Francisco area-based graphic design firm Aufuldish & Warinner and a Professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA), where he has taught...

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    Highlighting the unique, wide-ranging Richard H. Scheller Collection of figurative sculptures drawn from across sub-Saharan Africa, this book not only examines each distinctive piece, but also explores the ways that these figures functioned as embodied objects: each work of art was intended by its original creator to express social values, perform spiritual and ceremonial functions, and protect and symbolize its community.

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    • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
    Bob Aufuldish, USA (2011)

      Bob Aufuldish is a partner in the San Francisco area-based graphic design firm Aufuldish & Warinner and a Professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA), where he has taught graphic design and typography since 1991. At CCA from 1995 to 2016 he was design director of Sputnik, a student-staffed studio that produced work for the college. In recent years his professional practice has focused on work for cultural institutions and non-profits. He has designed projects for Pier 24 Photography, the Center for Creative Photography, Aperture Foundation, Nazraeli Press, Denver Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the deYoung Museum, the Nature Conservancy, and the California College of the Arts, among others. A digital type foundry, fontBoy.com, was launched in 1995 to manufacture and distribute fonts designed by Bob and his partner, Kathy Warinner.
      He has a BFA and MFA in graphic design from Kent State University, Ohio.

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      • California College of the Arts (USA)