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Contemporary African Art (99 Edition)by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
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An associate professor of art history from Emory University offers a critical history of African art, examining major themes and accomplishments of the past 50 years. 170 illustrations, 70 in color.
An examination of the major themes and accomplishments in African art since the middle of the 20th century. It seeks to achieve a balance between the critical re-examination of frequently-discussed artists, groups and workshops and the introduction of less-publicized or more recent material.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-217) and index.
Table of Contents
New genres: inventing African popular culture — Transforming the workshop — Patrons and mediators — Art and commodity — The African artist: shifting identities in the postcolonial world — The idea of a national culture: decolonizing African art — Migration and displacement.
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