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Early Art and Architecture of Africa (Oxford History of Art)

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This new history of over 5,000 years of African art reveals its true diversity for the first time. Challenging centuries of misconceptions that have obscured the sophisticated nature of African art, Garlake focuses on seven key regions--southern Africa, Nubia, Aksum, the Niger River, West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, and the East African coast--treating each in detail and setting them in their social and historical context. Garlake is long familiar with and has extensive practical experience of both the archaeology and the art history of Africa. Using the latest research and archaeological findings, he offers exciting new insights into the works native to these areas, and he also puts forth new interpretations of several key cultures and monuments.

Acknowledging the universal allure of the African art object, this stunning book helps us to understand more about the ways in which this art was produced, used, and received.

Book News Annotation:

Students and the general reader will find this a fascinating overview of a neglected area of art history. Garlake (formerly U. of Ife, Nigeria, he has done archaeology in various parts of Africa, and now studies rock art in Zimbabwe) displays great familiarity with a broad scope of African art, frequently citing recent archaeological finds within his discussion. The text is organized geographically (North Africa and ancient Egypt are omitted) and covers a time period from prehistory to c.1500.
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About the Author

Peter Garlake was Inspector of Monuments, Rhodesia, 1964-70; Senior Research Fellow, University of Ife, Nigeria, 1971-3; Nuffield Research Student, British Institute in Eastern Africa, 1962-4; and Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University College London, 1976-81. He has done archaeological fieldwork in Rhodesia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, and Somali coasts, Qatar. He has spent the last ten years doing research on the rock art of Zimbabwe.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Rock Art of Southern Africa

Chapter 3: Nubia

Chapter 4: Aksum

Chapter 5: The Niger River

Chapter 6: West African Forests

Chapter 7: Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior

Chapter 8: The East African Coast

Notes

Further Reading

Timeline

List of Illustrations

Index

1. Introduction

2. Rock Art of Southern Africa

3. Nubia

4. Aksum

5. The Niger River

6. West African Forests

7. Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior

8. The East African Coast

Notes

List of Illustrations

Further Reading

Timeline

Index

1. Introduction

2. Rock Art of Southern Africa

3. Nubia

4. Aksum

5. The Niger River

6. West African Forests

7. Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior

8. The East African Coast

Notes

List of Illustrations

Further Reading

Timeline

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192842619
Author:
Garlake, Peter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Peter
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Art
Subject:
African
Subject:
Art, african
Subject:
International Architecture - African
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Architecture | History | Non-Western
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | Non-Western
Subject:
Art, African -- History.
Subject:
International Architecture - General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
Non-Western
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Non-Western
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of Art (Paperback)
Series Volume:
2335
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
64 color and 48 b/w illus.
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.38x6.62x.52 in. 1.15 lbs.

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