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'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.
|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|