African Art in American Collections Download (Read online) pdf eBook

African Art in American Collections Download (Read online) pdf eBook

African Art in American Collections



African Art in American Collections



African art — with its powerful forms, complex symbolism, and formal inventiveness — has only recently come to be recognized as one of the great artistic traditions of mankind. This rich tradition is showcased here in a remarkable selection of outstanding works. Nearly 1,600 objects are illustrated, each accompanied by scholarly information on style, usage, meaning, and cultural origin. Featured individually by section are the styles of Western Sudan, the West African Coastal Region, West Central Africa, Central Africa, and Eastern and Southern Africa. A thought-provoking introduction helps readers understand the significance of African art as a form of human creative expression, its relationships to contemporary Western art, and the controversies surrounding it in the world's museums. Newcomers to the field as well as professionals will find many questions answered in the text and captions. FThis comprehensive survey of some 230 styles of African art is an essential reference for scholars, teachers, students, curators, collectors, and dealers.


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    Product details



    • Hardback
      | 607 pages


    • 223.5
      x 307.3
      x 50.8mm

      | 3,628.78g





    • Schiffer Publishing Ltd



    • Atglen, United States


    • English

    • 1,600 objects illustrated

    • 076432005X

    • 9780764320057


    • 862,186