A Brief History of Art: With Special Reference to West Africa

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Woeli Pub. Services, 2004 - Art - 94 pages
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A concise work, tracing the evolution of art in Africa from pre- historic modes to modern art, exploring specifically the contribution West Africa has made to the art heritage of the world. The book contains many images and illustrative examples of art from West Africa. The author, recently deceased, is noted for his life- long achievements as a painter, sculptor and a scholar. He is recognised for his contribution to art and art education in Ghana, and for communicating knowledge of West African art and art history internationally. His sculptures, which are housed at the Ghana National Museum, include the bust of Kwame Nkrumah, President of the first Republic of Ghana. Outside Ghana he has been a visiting Professor of Art at Texas Southern University. He is the author of Introduction to West African Art (Constable and Co).

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Contents

BRIEF HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA
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TRADITIONAL ARTS AND CRAFTS OF WEST AFRICA
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INFLUENCE ON ART IN THE WEST AFRICAN REGION
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Recently deceased, E. V. Asihene is noted for his lifelong achievements as a painter, sculptor, and scholar. He is recognized for his contribution to art and art education in Ghana, and for communicating knowledge of West African art and art history internationally. His sculptures, which are housed at the Ghana National Museum, include the bust of Kwame Nkrumah, President of the first Republic of Ghana. Outside Ghana he has been a visiting Professor of Art at Texas Southern University. He is author of Introduction to West African Art.

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