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African Designs from Traditional Sources (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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Publisher Comments:

Since the discovery of African art by the Cubists, the primitive strength of its motifs has held a fascination for contemporary artists and designers and has exercised a considerable infl uence on the development of modern art. This book brings together an unusually varied selection of African designs which will find many uses in advertising and in the creation of book designs, bookplates, labels, and patterns for textiles and wallpaper; or may simply serve as inspiration for the creation of original designs. Rendered in stark black-and-white, they may be reproduced, enlarged, reduced or altered at will.

Symbolic and simple geometric motifs, repetitive designs and textural patterns, representations of human beings, animals and mythical figures, masks, abstract motifs, and artifacts and objects with figural components are reproduced from the work of the Ndebele, Ashanti, Zulu, Masai, Bushongo, Mangbetu, Bariba, Toma, Baule and many other tribes. There are designs from carved ivory pendants and bracelets, helmet masks, wooden combs, altar slabs and shields, and designs printed on cloth and painted on doors and walls. Each is identified by original use, and the source is listed for each.

Geoffrey Williams, himself a practicing designer, has reproduced most of these designs by means of linocut prints in order to capture the power of the originals. His sources have been artifacts in museums and private collections with a few designs gathered from the pages of important publications on the subject. A bibliography refers the reader not only to the sources of material used for this book, but to other major sources of information about African tribal art.

Synopsis:

Linocut prints in crisp black-and-white designs reflect traditional work from Zulu, Masai, and dozens of other tribes. Masks, abstract motifs, and much more. 378 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Linocut prints in crisp black-and-white designs reflect traditional work from Zulu, Masai, and dozens of other tribes. Masks, abstract motifs, and much more. 378 illustrations.

Synopsis:

These 378 linocut prints in crisp black-and-white designs reflect traditional work from Zulu, Masai, and dozens of other tribes. This pictorial archive includes masks, abstract motifs, and much more.

Synopsis:

Linocut prints in stark blacks and whites of work from Zulu, Masai, and dozens of other tribes. Masks, abstract motifs, etc.<BR>

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486227528
Author:
Williams, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Williams, Robert
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Art, african
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Use of Ornament
Subject:
Decoration and ornament -- Africa.
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Illustration
Subject:
African clip art
Subject:
African tribal designs
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Antiques-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archives
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19710631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 0.8 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Linocut prints in crisp black-and-white designs reflect traditional work from Zulu, Masai, and dozens of other tribes. Masks, abstract motifs, and much more. 378 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Linocut prints in crisp black-and-white designs reflect traditional work from Zulu, Masai, and dozens of other tribes. Masks, abstract motifs, and much more. 378 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
These 378 linocut prints in crisp black-and-white designs reflect traditional work from Zulu, Masai, and dozens of other tribes. This pictorial archive includes masks, abstract motifs, and much more.
"Synopsis" by , Linocut prints in stark blacks and whites of work from Zulu, Masai, and dozens of other tribes. Masks, abstract motifs, etc.<BR>
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