AFRICA: THE ART OF A CONTINENT

AFRICA: THE ART OF A CONTINENT

By: Phillips, Tom

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This magnificent celebration of the worldÂ's oldest and most diverse artist ic traditions is considered the definitive book on African art. Ranging from the oldest known human artifact, circa 1.6 million BC, to pieces made within living memory, the objects collected in this extraordinary volume reflect a continent of enormous cultural and historical scope. Arranged chronologically within seven geographical sections, it offers an astonishing array of sculptures in wood, bronze, stone, and gold, as well as mural paintings, ceremonial pieces, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles culled from private and public collections around the world. Commentary by renowned scholars illuminates the cultural and historical significance of these pieces, and in-depth authoritative texts highlight critical aspects of each region. Together these words and images take readers on an artistic grand tour through a continent of unparalleled diversity, and towards the thrilling discovery of not one Africa, but many.

Title: AFRICA: THE ART OF A CONTINENT

Author Name: Phillips, Tom

Categories: Africa,

Publisher: Prestel Pub: 1999

ISBN Number: 3791320041

ISBN Number 13: 9783791320045

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047240