A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa

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Baker & Taylor
Discusses the arts of the African continent, including Egypt, exploring the continent's artistic, as opposed to purely cultural traditions.

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In this successful and very ambitious volume, the vast topic of African art is usefully surveyed on a region-by-region basis, with the art of each region surveyed chronologically from the earliest known examples to art of our own day. Each chapter comprises, therefore, ancient art, the issue of Christian influence (when applicable), Islamic art, colonial and post-colonial art, with consideration given to the production of art for the tourist trade. The authors (all are art historians of African art at American universities) have produced a readable, impressive volume saturated with the rich history and culture that give meaning to the works of art and architecture they have carefully assembled, all depicted in good reproductions within the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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More than seven hundred illustrations mark a comprehensive discussion of the arts of the African continent, including Egypt, exploring the continent's artistic, as opposed to purely cultural, traditions and discussing a wide variety of art forms, including textiles, ceramics, and personal adornment.

Publisher: New York : Prentice Hall, 2000
ISBN: 9780810934481
0810934485
9780134421872
0134421876
Branch Call Number: 709.6 HISTO
Characteristics: 544 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Visonà, Monica Blackmun 1953-

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