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Publisher Comments:

The marvelous achievements of black African artists over thousands of years are revealed and superbly portrayed in this book. The earliest pieces date from the beginning of the first millennium, the most recent from the early twentieth century before the commercial production of art for the tourist trade. All were made by Africans for their own use. Jean-Baptiste Bacquart has divided Africa south of the Sahara into forty-nine cultural areas. Each section studies the most important tribe within that area, surveying its social and political structures as well as its artistic production. The art is analyzed according to type—in most instances masks, statues, and everyday objects such as utensils, furniture, and jewelry. When appropriate, further information on artistically related tribes is provided. Each section contains lavishly presented color photographs of all the major object types, documentary black-and-white illustrations, and its own bibliography. A detailed reference section with information on key collections open to the public and a glossary completes this invaluable publication, the only one to present the entire range of black African art in accessible form. 865 illustrations and photographs, 195 in color.

Synopsis:

Studying the tribes of 49 areas south of the Sahara, this text looks at social and political structures as well as artistic production. The art is analyzed according to type - masks, statues, utensils, furniture and jewelry. Further information on artistically related tribes is also provided.

About the Author

Jean-Baptiste Bacquart studied art history and archaeology at the Sorbonne and the Ecole du Louvre. Former head of the Tribal Art department at Sotheby's, London, he now works as a consultant, advising museums and private collectors on the acquisition and conservation of tribal works of art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500282311
Author:
Bacquart, Jean-Baptiste
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Bacquart, Jean-Baptiste
Location:
London
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
African
Subject:
Art, african
Subject:
History - African
Subject:
Tribes
Subject:
Art objects, African.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.96x8.98x.70 in. 2.90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Studying the tribes of 49 areas south of the Sahara, this text looks at social and political structures as well as artistic production. The art is analyzed according to type - masks, statues, utensils, furniture and jewelry. Further information on artistically related tribes is also provided.
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