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Written in an era of increased awareness of the power and importance of all non-Western forms of art, this book provides an introduction to African art. In contrast to the traditional "primitive" forms that are associated with Africa, it presents the brilliantly coloured and sometimes uncoventional work of 60 artists. The artistic landscape of Africa is extremely diversified. Using a range of forms and media - painting, drawing, sculpture and other objects - the artists demonstrate the vitality of age-old traditions, as well as making use of concepts "imported" from Europe and elsewhere: figuration, expressionism, abstraction and murals. This selection of African art is accompanied by biographies of each artist, with appendices and analyses of their work from 29 contributors - including curators, collectors, natives of the countries involved and artistic figures such as Louise Bourgeois and Ettore Sottsass.
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Book Description . Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003725927
Book Description Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0500017131 Ex library/school book. Unclipped dust jacket. Book is in good condition. Cover has some wear. Discolouration present. Fingermarks present. Sloping spine. Seller Inventory # Z0500017131Z3
Book Description Thames and Hudson, London, 1996. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 300 x 225 mm. 192 pp. Black cloth boards in colourful pictorial jacket. A little light scattered foxing at top of half-title page. Jacket is lightly dulled at spine and top edge of front panel. (Lettering and design remain distinct.) Copiously illustrated, mainly in colour. Seller Inventory # 68511
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Usual library marks and wear. 192 pages with 199 colour and 92 b/w illustrations. The work of 60 talented contemporary sub-Saharan artists. Heavy book (1.6kg). Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 009369