Africa: The Art of a Continent
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- Studio: Prestel Pub
- Theatrical Release Date: Dec 31, 1969
- DVD Release Date: Dec 31, 1969
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- ASIN: 3791320041
- Sales Rank: 2223575
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This magnificent celebration of the world?s oldest and most diverse artistic traditions is considered the definitive book on African art.
Ranging from the oldest known human artifact, circa 1.6 million BC, to pieces made within living memory, the objects collected in this extraordinary volume reflect a continent of enormous cultural and historical scope. Arranged chronologically within seven geographical sections, it offers an astonishing array of sculptures in wood, bronze, stone, and gold, as well as mural paintings, ceremonial pieces, ceramics, jewelry, 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 highlight critical aspects of each region. Together these words and images take readers on an artistic grand tour through a continent of unparalleled diversity, and towards the thrilling discovery of not one Africa, but many.