Africa : The Art of the Continent

Published by Prestel Publishing, 2004
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Synopsis: Ranging from the oldest known human artifact, circa 1.6 million BC, to pieces made within living memory, the objects collected in this volume reflect a continent of enormous cultural and historical scope. Arranged chronologically within seven geographical sections, it offers an array of sculptures in wood, bronze, stone and gold as well as rock paintings, ceremonial pieces, ceramics, jewellery and textiles culled from private and public collections around the world. Commentary by renowned scholars illuminates the cultural and historical significance of these pieces and in-depth authoritative texts highlights critical aspects of each region. Together these words and images take readers on artistic grand tour through a continent of unparalleled diversity and towards the thrilling discovery of not one Africa, but many.

From the Publisher: The contents are arranged geographically in a 'grand tour' that divides the continent into seven areas. Beginning with Ancient Egypt and Nubia, the tour proceeds through Ethiopia and the Sudan to the eastern coast and southern Africa, then moves up through central Africa to the coastal areas of west Africa and the countries of the sub-Saharan region. The survey ends in northern Africa, coming full circle with a discussion of Egypt in its Christian and Islamic periods.

Within each of these seven sections objects are arranged in broadly chronological order. They demonstrate the wide range of styles in African art, inspired by different religions and cultures, and the equally astonishing variety of materials, from dung to gold and including bronze, ivory and terracotta, as well as superb wood-carvings from all over the continent. Works of art from major public and private collections in Europe and the USA are juxtaposed with the finest from Africa itself.

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Title: Africa : The Art of the Continent
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Soft Cover
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