Art and craft in Africa: everyday life, ritual, court art

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Terrail, 1995 - Art - 207 pages
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The beautiful African objects presented in this book bear witness to the diverse esthetic and technical accomplishments of more than 100 African tribes, revealing the innate beauty of simple objects such as bowls, baskets, and masks, plus elaborate examples of weaponry, textiles, beadwork, and jewelry. 170 color illustrations.

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Art and Craft in Africa: Everyday Life Ritual Court Art

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Most museum exhibitions and books on African art focus on masks and figurative sculptures, largely ignoring many types of objects common in African cultures that "demonstrate an aesthetic sensibility ... Read full review

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lntroduction The art of the object in Black Africa 8 Headrest
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Furnishings for the hut and palace 13 Private collection
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The colourful world of textiles and woodbark
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