African Forms: The Traditional Design and Function of Objects
Marc Ginzberg, Lynton Gardiner
Rizzoli, Nov 1, 2000 - Art - 297 pages
Traditional African forms were noticed, described and brought back to Europe as early as the statues and masks, but none of the books on the subject covers the broad geographic and stylistic range adequately or presents these beautiful objects appropriately. This volume reaches into practically all of Africa and thus covers an area perhaps 50% greater than that of most books. The coverage is extensive, but the purpose is not to be encyclopedic; rather it is to present a wide assortment of top-quality utilitarian objects, beautifully photographed, and to give sufficient background information, carefully researched but in a lively, readable format, to enhance the enjoyment of this material as art.
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