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Title: Artistic development of the environment: a case study of Accra and Kumasi
Authors: Adjei, Aubrey Bethor Christian
Issue Date: 27-Sep-1994
Series/Report no.: 2200;
Abstract: This thesis has been undertaken to assess the part that an artistically developed environment could play in the promotion of external and internal tourism in Ghana. It was undertaken to explore the types of outdoor environmental artifacts used to develop the environments of Accra and Kumasi. It aims at finding out if the aims for which the artifacts were built are being achieved. It also aimed at finding out the present condition of the works and if they are adequately looked after. The thesis also aims at finding out how the general public reacts to the artifacts and their attitudes to these works, and if they are adequately informed about the importance of these works to society. It also aims at finding out if there are certain areas that may need some of these or other artifacts for their decoration and give suggestions as to what should be done about these areas. The content of the thesis was limited to monuments, sculptures, murals, fountains and the big outdoor advertising medium. Besides the Preface, Acknowledgments and the other preliminary sections, this thesis is organized into chapters. Chapter one, which also happens to be the introduction, deals with the ethnographic aspects of the areas under survey Accra and Kumasi. It also deals with the geographical, socio-economic considerations of the areas under survey. Chapter Two is a review of literature related to the topic under investigation. Chapter Three traces the history of the environmental development of Accra and Kumasi and the part art played in this. It also treats the colonial influences in our environmental developments. Chapters Four and Five are reports on the works surveyed in Accra and Kumasi respectively. They gave the authors observations and analysis of the works. They are supported with photographs taken by the author. Chapter Sax closes the thesis with the discussions of the author’s findings. Suggestions and recommendations followed, and finally, the thesis ends with the conclusion or a brief account of the whole thesis. The descriptive survey and the analytical methods were used in this study. For this research, information was obtained from libraries, archives, interviews, photographs and personal observations.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in African Art, 1994
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3315
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