Africa: The Art of a Continent: 100 Works of Power and Beauty

Africa: The Art of a Continent: 100 Works of Power and Beauty by GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Title: Africa: The Art of a Continent: 100 Works of Power and Beauty
Author: GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
ISBN10: 0892071710
ISBN13: 978-0892071715
Publisher: Guggenheim (1996)
Language: English
Subcategory: -
Size PDF: 1273 kb
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Rating: 3.9/5
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Pages: 191 pages
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Africa: The Art of a Continent: 100 Works of Power and Beauty by GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


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Associated with an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, this book provides a survey of 100 visually spectacular objects from Africa. As befits current thinking, the catalog (and exhibition) surveys the entire continent, including ancient Egypt and Nubia and north and northwestern Africa as well as the sub-Saharan region. Each object is reproduced in color and accompanied by extensive catalog entries written by over 60 expert contributors. The catalog section is preceded by five essays contributed by major scholars in the field. The essays discuss the nature of African art and its appreciation. Gates's article on the ambivalence displayed by 20th-century Western appreciation and Suzanne Blier's essay on the myths and misconceptions surrounding African art are especially valuable contributions. Highly recommended for any library with an interest in African art.