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African Design: An Illustrated Survey of Traditional Craftwork (African Art Art of Illustration)

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Vigorous and eloquently beautiful, African art has exerted a tremendous influence on the development of modern art. The primitive strength of its motifs is displayed in this volume on African design, as incorporated in traditional craftwork by tribes spanning the continent—from Mali and Sudan in the north to Zambia in the south.

Nearly 200 illustrations depict geometric patterns in ornamental basketry; repetitive motifs in fabrics, batik, and tie-dyed cloth; incised and moulded decorations on the exteriors of houses; beaded bags, belts, and boots; carvings on an ivory bracelet, on jugs and bowls, wooden drinking vessels, door panels, fans, a drum; and much else. Each object is identified and tribal source cited.

Of interest to artists and craftworkers, this collection of striking designs will also serve as an excellent reference for collectors and students of African art.

Unabridged, slightly altered Dover (2003) republication of the second edition of African Design, published by Frederick A. Praeger, New York & Washington, 1966.

Book News Annotation:

Trowell, who is not identified, discusses various genres from sub- Sahara Africa, among them textile design, ornamental basketry, calabash patterns, and pottery. Then she presents monochrome photographs of examples from various museums. The original was published in 1960; the reprint of the second edition changes the placement of a few illustrations. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Nearly 200 handsome illustrations — from repetitive motifs in fabrics to carvings on bowls, drinking vessels, and door panels. Each object is identified and tribal source cited. 197 black-and-white illustrations.

Synopsis:

Nearly 200 handsome illustrations depict geometric patterns in ornamental basketry; repetitive motifs in fabrics; batiks and tie-dyed cloth; incised and moulded decorations on the exteriors of houses; beaded bags, belts, and boots; carvings on bowls, drinking vessels, door panels; and much else. An excellent reference for collectors and students of African art.

Synopsis:

Nearly 200 handsome illustrations depict geometric patterns in ornamental basketry; repetitive motifs in fabrics; batiks and tie-dyed cloth; incised and moulded decorations on the exteriors of houses; beaded bags, belts, and boots; carvings on bowls, drinking vessels, door panels; and much else. An excellent reference for collectors and students of African art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486427140
Author:
Trowell, Margaret
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
African
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
History - African
Subject:
Africa, sub-saharan
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Decoration and ornament -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
no. 56, etc.
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Nearly 200 handsome illustrations — from repetitive motifs in fabrics to carvings on bowls, drinking vessels, and door panels. Each object is identified and tribal source cited. 197 black-and-white illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
Nearly 200 handsome illustrations depict geometric patterns in ornamental basketry; repetitive motifs in fabrics; batiks and tie-dyed cloth; incised and moulded decorations on the exteriors of houses; beaded bags, belts, and boots; carvings on bowls, drinking vessels, door panels; and much else. An excellent reference for collectors and students of African art.
"Synopsis" by ,
Nearly 200 handsome illustrations depict geometric patterns in ornamental basketry; repetitive motifs in fabrics; batiks and tie-dyed cloth; incised and moulded decorations on the exteriors of houses; beaded bags, belts, and boots; carvings on bowls, drinking vessels, door panels; and much else. An excellent reference for collectors and students of African art.
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