Arts of Africa: 7000 Years of African Art by Ezio Bassani, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Arts of Africa: 7000 Years of African Art

Arts of Africa: 7000 Years of African Art

by Ezio Bassani
     
 

The Traditional Art volume presents a panorama of 6,000 years in the history of African art by highlighting archetypal and iconic works from various regions and important historic periods-400 objects beautifully reproduced in full color. This immense artistic and historic fresco highlights the beauty and force of these works from regions now comprising Nigeria,

Overview

The Traditional Art volume presents a panorama of 6,000 years in the history of African art by highlighting archetypal and iconic works from various regions and important historic periods-400 objects beautifully reproduced in full color. This immense artistic and historic fresco highlights the beauty and force of these works from regions now comprising Nigeria, Benin, the Congo, Gabon, Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Sudan. The book also examines the influence of African art on 20th-century Western masters such as Picasso, Modigliani, and Brancusi.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The other half was put together by French curator Magnin on behalf of Jean Pigozzi, heir to an automotive fortune, and surveys Pigozzi's private collection of modern African art in media that include painting, photography, and multimedia sculpture. The text by Piggozi's various buyers reads with the kind of idiosyncrasy and egotism that should be expected of anyone assembling such an important collection. Some 33 artists from 14 countries are represented, with each artist introduced by a short description of his or her artistic development followed by several examples of work. At the back of the book, informal portraits of the artists are coupled with documentation of their careers. Both books are recommended for academic libraries, while public libraries may choose to purchase the modern art volume owing to the unique nature of the art reproduced.-Eugene C. Burt, Data Arts, Seattle Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788876242847
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
10/18/2005
Pages:
409
Product dimensions:
8.95(w) x 11.29(h) x 1.41(d)

Meet the Author

Ezio Bassani is an art historian and has written extensively on African art. Among his many publications is Power of Form (Skira, 2002).

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