African Art (World of Art Series) / Edition 3

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Overview

"An indispensable part of the history of the skills and ideas of mankind."—Scientific American.
The art of the Fang, the BaTeke, the BaKota, and other African peoples is extraordinarily vigorous and shows a brilliant sense of form. The substantial aesthetic impact that their works have had on the development of twentieth-century Western art—on Picasso, Derain, Braque, and Modigliani, among others—continues to this day. This 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. The revised edition has been updated throughout, incorporating recent research and additional illustrations, plus a new chapter and extended bibliography. It remains an invaluable resource for students and for anyone interested in African art.

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Scientific American
[A]n indispensable part of the history of the skills and ideas of mankind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500203644
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: World of Art Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 437,394
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Willett was Director, and is now an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Glasgow.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition 7
Ch. 1 Introducing Africa 8
Ch. 2 The Development of the Study of African Art 26
Ch. 3 Towards a History of African Art 42
Ch. 4 African Architecture 110
Ch. 5 Looking at African Sculpture 130
Ch. 6 Understanding African Sculpture 150
Ch. 7 Contemporary African Art 220
Recent Research: An Illustrated Guide 246
Notes 256
Bibliography 262
Acknowledgments 268
Index 269
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