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The mission of this book is to illustrate Africa's immensely fertile artistic landscape. Africa has emerged from its colonial past and is asserting its own identity. African art is not only confined to the continent itself, but has spread world-wide through the work of those descended from the enforced migrations of the slave trade and those who have more recently left their homesin Africa to take their place on an international stage.

This book brings together more than 60 of Africa's most creative contemporary artists, drawn from across the African continent as well as from Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and South America. Their art leaps off the page with over 350 color images (many especially commissioned). In addition to painters, sculptors, and photographers, there are a number of artists whose work embraces performance and installation. Many of the materials they use are as unorthodox astheir imagery, with ready made and found objects.

About the Author

Chris Spring is curator of the Sainsbury African galleries at the British Museum in London. A practicing artist himself, he is the author of many books on Africa and its cultural heritage, including African Arms and Armour (1995), African Textile Design (1997), Africa: Arts and Cultures (2000), and Silk in Africa (2002).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781856695480
Subtitle:
African Art Now
Author:
Spring, Chris
Publisher:
Laurence King Publishing
Subject:
African
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art, African - 20th century
Subject:
Art, African - 21st century
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
20081122
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
10.125 x 9 x 1.25 in 3.56 lb
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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