African Art (World of Art Series) / Edition 3

African Art (World of Art Series) / Edition 3

by Frank Willett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0500203644

ISBN-13: 9780500203644

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

'The finest general introduction to African art . . . packed with valuable information . . . stimulating and challenging.'
- The Times Literary Supplement

'Excellent . . . a compact but generously illustrated survey which slices through stereotypes to reveal the diversity and particularity of the continent's painting, sculpture and architecture.'
- The

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'The finest general introduction to African art . . . packed with valuable information . . . stimulating and challenging.'
- The Times Literary Supplement

'Excellent . . . a compact but generously illustrated survey which slices through stereotypes to reveal the diversity and particularity of the continent's painting, sculpture and architecture.'
- The Independent on Sunday

'An exemplary study.'
- Journal of Asian and African Affairs

Frank Willett's classic study reveals the astonishing variety and expressive power of the art of a continent that contains more distinct peoples and cultures than any other. This new edition has been updated throughout, incorporating recent research and additional illustrations, plus an illustrated guide to recent research and an extended bibliography. It remains an invaluable resource for students and for anyone interested in African art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500203644
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
POD
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
347,468
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition7
Ch. 1Introducing Africa8
Ch. 2The Development of the Study of African Art26
Ch. 3Towards a History of African Art42
Ch. 4African Architecture110
Ch. 5Looking at African Sculpture130
Ch. 6Understanding African Sculpture150
Ch. 7Contemporary African Art220
Recent Research: An Illustrated Guide246
Notes256
Bibliography262
Acknowledgments268
Index269

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