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The Global Africa Project
     

The Global Africa Project

by Lowery Stokes Sims (Editor), Leslie King-Hammond (Editor)
 

This book provides a savvy survey of the latest work by designers, craftspeople, and architects of African descent around the world.
Artists and designers of African ancestry-many in Africa but also others throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Far East- are working in a wide array of mediums: fashion, architecture, non-traditional crafts, design, fine art

Overview

This book provides a savvy survey of the latest work by designers, craftspeople, and architects of African descent around the world.
Artists and designers of African ancestry-many in Africa but also others throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Far East- are working in a wide array of mediums: fashion, architecture, non-traditional crafts, design, fine art, and photography. Authors Lowery Stokes Sims and Leslie King-Hammond, together with six contributors, challenge presumptions of what constitutes an 'African' style or aesthetic, and demonstrate the power and expressive potential of materials, textures and forms. Work by well-known artists such as Yinka Shonibare, MBE and architects including David Adjaye appear alongside those of lesser-known but equally exciting designers whose garments, carpets, baskets, ceramics, furniture, body arts, wall painting, photographs and sculpture blur the distinction between art and craft. The result is an enormously diverse display of young and established talent, and a wide-ranging survey of contemporary African art and design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791350844
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

LOWERY STOKES SIMS is Director and Organizing Curator of the Global Africa Project and the Charles Bronfman International Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. She has published extensively on African, Latino, Native and Asian American Artists. She is a contributor to Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian (Prestel). LESLIE KING-HAMMOND is the founding director of the Center for Race and Culture and the Maryland Institute College of Art. A noted scholar, teacher, and curator, King-Hammond has directed numerous exhibitions on African-American art and artists.

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