African Art



Now available in paperback, this successful and beautiful book provides a unique introduction to the g lobal phenomenon that is African art, and highlight s the most striking aspects of craftsmanship, materials and design


ISBN: 9780714125329 Category:

Chris Spring


Featuring a rich array of magnificent artworks from the British Museum and beyond , th e book showcases some of the most exquisite works of wood, stone, ceramics, beadwork, textiles and metalwork from Africa – from the Mediterranean coast to the Cape and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Beginning with an introduction to the very nature of African art, each of the artworks is then exp lored within its wider cultural and historical context, with chapters relating to contemporary art, masquerade, specific materials such as cloth, precious metals, wood and iron, gender, tools, and arms and armour . Close – up views of individual details will allow the reader to see these pieces in a new way , while the author points out unexpected juxtapositions across a wide range of cultures, periods and media. Presenting a spectacular view of African art , this stunning book also offers tremendous insight in to African culture .

Additional information

Weight 589 g
Dimensions 21.6 x 21.4 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 1 October 2015
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.6 x 21.4 cm
Weight 589 g


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