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African Sculpture Speaks Fourth Edition Enlarged
African Sculpture Speaks Fourth Edition Enlarged
by Ladislas Segy
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Historian and collector Ladislas Segy approaches African art from several different but interrelated perspectives, considering sculptures first as products of a distinct African culture, then as high-quality works of art. Seeking to bring the African... (read more)

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Symbols of Africa
Symbols of Africa
by Heike Owusu
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From masks to the symbolic script of the Ashanti, symbols play an important role in all aspects of African life. These sacred items come in a breathtaking array of styles, and here, divided into six areas of cultural similarity, are some of the most... (read more)

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Masks of Black Africa (African Art Art of Illustration)
Masks of Black Africa (African Art Art of Illustration)
by Ladislas Segy
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In this stunning collection, 247 photographs of masks, identified by tribe, place, and ritual use, are featured. Dogon, Senufo, many more.... (read more)

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Seeing Ourselves
Seeing Ourselves
by Christine Eyene
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The Zimbabwe pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale marks a rare breach in the country's cultural invisibility. This volume records this historically significant occasion, with works by Zimbabwe artists such as Tapfuma Gutsa, Calvin Dondo, Berry Bickle and... (read more)

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Call and Response
Call and Response
by Joanna Weber
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African art objects -- like the remarkable cultures of Africa -- are not static. Their dynamic designs and patterns, body paintings, art shapes and materials cannot be defined by their varied places or periods of origin. They have traveled and continue... (read more)

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Rock Art of Africa
Rock Art of Africa
by Jean Loi Le Quellec
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African Cave Art is the only book of its kind to examine cave art throughout Africa. The paintings and engravings discovered in African caves are amazing works of art that hold clues to understanding the history of humankind. Jean-Loic Le Quellec offers... (read more)

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African Art Portfolio: An Illustrated Introduction: Masterpieces from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Centuries
African Art Portfolio: An Illustrated Introduction: Masterpieces from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Centuries
by Carol Thompson
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A superb introduction to African art, this illustrated portfolio will engross people interested in African culture. Newcomers and African art enthusiasts alike can learn about these traditions in a format that is accessible, educational, and enjoyable... (read more)

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Global Africa Project
Global Africa Project
by Lowery Stokes Sims
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This book provides a savvy survey of the latest work by designers, craftspeople, and architects of African descent from around the world.... (read more)

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Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria
Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria
by Chika Okeke-agulu
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Written by one of the foremost scholars of African art and featuring 129 color images, Postcolonial Modernism chronicles the emergence of artistic modernism in Nigeria in the heady years surrounding political independence in 1960, before the outbreak of... (read more)

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Environment and Object: Recent African Art
Environment and Object: Recent African Art
by Lisa Aronson
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The definition of a new African artist is as broad and diverse as the continent itself; and the stories these artists tell are at once uplifting and devastating, as are their nations' histories. This book focuses on the impact of the environment on... (read more)

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World Art: Africa
World Art: Africa
by Peter Stepan
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This selection of works represents the artistic and aesthetic achievements of numerous cultures throughout the continent of Africa. Each piece appears in a double-page spread with commentary, and a variety of styles, techniques and materials are... (read more)

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Black Africa: Masks, Sculpture & Jewelry
Black Africa: Masks, Sculpture & Jewelry
by Laure Meyer
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This text illustrates the masks, pottery, sculpture, bronze, ivory, statues of ancestors, reliquaries and jewellery of Africa, from both the aesthetic and ethnological viewpoint.... (read more)

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Ethiopian Passages: Contemporary Art from the Diaspora
Ethiopian Passages: Contemporary Art from the Diaspora
by Elizabeth Harney
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In the global arena, African artists have contributed significantly to the inventiveness and creative vitality of the contemporary art world. The impact has been more immediate and pronounced for Western audiences as African artists move into the growing... (read more)

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Pharaohs of the Sun
Pharaohs of the Sun
by Rita E. Freed
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Few figures in history evoke the curiosity or command the attention that Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Tutankhamen do. Pharaoh Akhenaten founded the city of Amarna 3,500 years ago. In this millennial exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the... (read more)

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Silent Images: Women in Pharaonic Egypt
Silent Images: Women in Pharaonic Egypt
by Zahi Hawass
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Despite the multitude of objects and texts that have been discovered, questions about the true role of women in Ancient-Egyptian society still remain. This work draws on material from the author's own excavations and extensive analyses of older evidence... (read more)

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Art from Africa: Long Steps Never Broke a Back
Art from Africa: Long Steps Never Broke a Back
by Pamela Mcclusky
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While masks are a major art form in many parts of Africa, their use has taken new turns in the 21st century. Disguise: Masks and Global African Art explores how themes related to masking and disguise in the past are now transitioning into new platforms... (read more)

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African American Art: The Long Struggle
African American Art: The Long Struggle
by Crystal A. Britton
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A visual celebration of African American art from its beginnings in Colonial America up to the present day. From early folk art to contemporary prints, paintings, and sculpture, here is the remarkable fruit of America's black artistic heritage.... (read more)

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Royal Arms of Africa
Royal Arms of Africa
by Suzanne Blier
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A fascinating overview of African art that explores the diverse ways in which African rulers have employed art and architecture in kingdoms from West and Central Africa to define individual and state identity. Suzanne Blier draws on a rich array of... (read more)

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Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa
Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa
by Frank Herreman
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Liberated Voices brings together an exciting cross-section of paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos created since 1994.... (read more)

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African Art: The Han Coray Collection 1916-1928
African Art: The Han Coray Collection 1916-1928
by Miklos Szalay
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Hon Coray was one of the first and foremost European collectors of African artworks. This volume presents some 200 of the finest with beautiful illustrations and informative texts.... (read more)

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