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Malangatana: Valente Ngwenya

Navarro, Julio

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ISBN 10: 9987686451 / ISBN 13: 9789987686452
Published by African Books Collective
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Num Pages: 223 pages, colour photographs. BIC Classification: AB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 308 x 243 x 24. Weight in Grams: 1492. 223 pages, colour photographs. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. BIC Classification: AB. Dimension: 308 x 243 x 24. Weight: 1478. . 2003. 1st English language Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9789987686452

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Title: Malangatana: Valente Ngwenya

Publisher: African Books Collective

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Malangatana is one of Africa's greatest artists. Best known for his dramatic paintings, he has produced a broad range of works in diverse media-drawings, murals, ceramics, and sculptures, as well as poetry and music. For the most part his works are commentaries on the historical and political events in Mozambique, and on the experiences of colonialism, the anti-colonial struggle, civil war, and independence. They also explore broader themes of violence and resistance to violence, capturing the hardships of human life and manifestations of human dignity. This superbly illustrated book of Malangatana's paintings is a showcase of his work. The paintings are accompanied by two introductory essays, one on the artist's biography, the other a critical essay situating the paintings and the importance of his work in context. To date only available in Portuguese, this English-language edition provides the opportunity for a wider audience to gain an in-depth appreciation and understanding of the background and meanings of the paintings.

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