Africa: the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty

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Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1996 - Art - 191 pages
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Spectacular sculptures in wood, bronze, and stone, as well as mural painting, ceremonial pieces, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles provide stunning proof that although these works were not made to be "art", they can be enjoyed by Western viewers purely on their aesthetic merits. This text touches on well-known aspects of African art, as well as works from the Guinea Coast, Sahel and Savanna, and Northern Africa. 130 illustrations, 110 in full color.

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Associated with an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, this book provides a survey of 100 visually spectacular objects from Africa. As befits current thinking, the catalog (and exhibition) surveys ... Read full review


Introduction Cornel West
Preface and Acknowledgments Thomas Krens
Why Africa? Why Art? Kwame Anthony Appiah

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