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  • The Aesthetics of African Art: The Carlo Monzino Collection

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780961458713
    • Publisher: Museum for African Art
    • Published: March 1986
  • Africa is In Style

    By Bernice Geoffroy-Schneiter

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9782843238000
    • Publisher: ASSOULINE
    • Published: January 2006
    Bringing together archival images, illustrations, and photographs, this keen survey paints a lively picture of the constantly evolving world of art/fashion (art exemplifies fashion/fashion exemplifies art), lookingat designers and labels from Alphadi to Xuly Det, from Oumou Sy to Juliette Ombang, Mickael Kra, and others. Biographies/Bibliography. Color illus. 80p.
  • Africa: Arts and Culture

    By John Mack

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195217278
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Inc.
    • Published: June 2001
    The British Museum boasts one of the finest collections of African art in the world. In Africa: Arts & Cultures, John Mack and an international team of artists and scholars draw on this world-famous collection to take us on a beautifully illustrated tour of African art and the various cultures that created it. Readers expecting the masks and wooden figures commonly collected a century ago will be surprised by the wide variety of art forms covered here, from a Tunisian wedding tunic, to a water bottle of ostrich eggshell from the San in southern Africa, to a multimedia monoprint made by a Nigerian artist in 1999. Moreover, in a rare departure, the book covers the art of all five regions of Africa, including Saharan Africa, with each geographical section introduced by a British Museum curator who provides historical and cultural context for the art from that region. But most important, this is a book of many voices. The art carries the voices of artists, ancient and modern, looking into their own culture and also out into the world around them. Commentaries on the art are written by historians, anthropologists, curators, artists--both insiders and outsiders whose breadth of experience dismantles easy notions of "Africanness." Above all, there are African voices: African artists comment on their own work and that of the past; and scholars from African universities shed light on the objects of their specialty. By presenting art from across the continent, past and present, coupled with astute commentary by a worldwide cross-section of artists and scholars, Africa: Arts & Cultures offers an innovative approach that allows the reader to better appreciate African art in its totality.
  • Africa: Land of Spirits

    By Lorenz Homberger

    Our Price: $48.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788866482468
    • Publisher: Ore Cultura Srl (Acc)
    • Published: September 2015
  • African Ark: People and Ancient Cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa

    By Carol Beckwith

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810919020
    • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    • Published: September 1990
  • African Art

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788857208695
    • Publisher: Skira
    • Published: September 2012
    An illustrated study of traditional and figurative art of Africa that reflects the continent’s rich artistic and cultural heritage. African Art explores the continent’s marvelous artistic achievements which share its roots with humanities origins. Sculpture has historically been the chief means of artistic expression. The human figure, whether real or symbolic, is almost the exclusive subject of African art. This vast world of African sculpture is the result of an evolutionary process, based on humanity’s rich history and diversity deriving from migrations, wars, and alliances. During the last century, the African continent has experienced radical transformations in the fields of social and political organizations, the economy and religions. Inevitably, new artistic forms are being established simultaneously with the globalization process and the creation of works for the art market, which retain less and less ties with those of the past. African Art is an exhaustive presentation of the traditional figurative arts of Africa and concisely explains their distinguishing historical, formal, symbolic and functional characteristics. A truly valuable source of inspiration for students, collectors, and travelers alike, this book is complete with a glossary and bibliography.
  • African Art

    By Dennis Duerden

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780600037934
    • Publisher: Hamlyn
    • Published: November 1968
  • African Art

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780706400649
    • Publisher: Octopus Books
    • Published: January 1972
  • African Art In Detail

    By Chris Spring

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674036222
    • Publisher: Havard University Press
    • Published: February 2010
    From the Publisher: This book opens with the question: What is African art? The answer is a brilliantly colorful and detailed look at the myriad materials and genres, forms and meanings, cultural contexts and expressions that comprise artistic traditions across this vast and varied continent. Viewing artworks in their contexts-ancient and modern, urban and rural, western and eastern, decorative and functional-the book is nothing less than a virtual tour of African culture. Masks, textiles, royal art, sculpture, ceramics, tools and weapons-in each instance, the book features examples that reveal the most significant aspects of workmanship, materials, and design in objects of wood, stone, ivory, clay, metalwork, featherwork, leather, basketwork, and cloth. Photographs of each piece alongside close-ups of fine details afford new views of these works and allow for intriguing comparisons between seemingly unrelated objects and media. The featured details evoke the hand and eye of the most accomplished craftspeople across Africa, past and present. In sum, these photographs, along with Christopher Spring's enlightening commentary, offer an experience of African art that is at once broad and deep, richly informed and intimately felt. They are, at the same time,a kaleidoscopic view of art from prehistory to gestures prefiguring the future.
  • African Art In Transit

    By Christopher Steiner

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521457521
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: January 1994
    An analysis of the African art trade, looking at how the value and meaning of art is transformed as objects move from one culture to another.
  • African Art In the Cycle of Life

    By Roy Sieber

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780874748215
    • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
    • Published: October 1987
    Published on the occasion of the inaugural exhibition (1987-88) at the National Museum of African Art. Sculpture from sub-Sahara Africa. Addenda. Illus., 84 colorplates; 34 b&w figures. 156p.
  • African Art Sculpture

    By Pierre Meauze

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517054116
    • Publisher: Arch Cape Press
    • Published: February 1991
    There is wear to the dust jacket.
  • African Art and Agency in the Workshop (African Expressive Cultures)

    By Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253007490
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: February 2013
    The role of the workshop in the creation of African art is the subject of this revelatory book. In the group setting of the workshop, innovation and imitation collide, artists share ideas and techniques, and creative expression flourishes. African Art and Agency in the Workshop examines the variety of workshops, from those which are politically driven or tourist oriented, to those based on historical patronage or allied to current artistic trends. Fifteen lively essays explore the impact of the workshop on the production of artists such as Zimbabwean stone sculptors, master potters from Cameroon, wood carvers from Nigeria, and others from across the continent.
  • African Art and Designs: Adult Coloring Book Full of Artwork and Designs Inspired by Africa

    By Zenmaster Coloring Books

    Our Price: $6.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781533533432
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • African Art and the Colonial Encounter: Inventing a Global Commodity (African Expressive Cultures)

    By Sidney L. Kasfir

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253219220
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: October 2007
    Focusing on the theme of warriorhood, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir weaves a complex history of how colonial influence forever changed artistic practice, objects, and their meaning. Looking at two widely diverse cultures, the Idoma in Nigeria and the Samburu in Kenya, Kasfir makes a bold statement about the links between colonialism, the Europeans' image of Africans, Africans' changing self representation, and the impact of global trade on cultural artifacts and the making of art. This intriguing history of the interaction between peoples, aesthetics, morals, artistic objects and practices, and the global trade in African art challenges current ideas about artistic production and representation.

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