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9780500202678

ISBN: 9780500202678

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African Art

by Frank Willett

Category: Media, Art & Design / Crafting
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Publication date: 19930801
Number of pages: 288

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The art of the Fang, the BaTeke, the BaKota and other African peoples is extremely vigorous and shows a brilliant sense of form. The substantial aesthetic impact their works had upon the development of 20th-century Western art - on Picasso, Derain, Braque and Modigliani, among others - continues to this day. This survey reveals the astonishing variety and expressive power of a continent that contains more distinct peoples and cultures than any other. The revised edition incorporates new research and modern place names, as well as extended and updated references.

What the papers say:
'The finest general introduction to African art... packed with valuable information... stimulating and challenging' - The Times Literary Supplement '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' - The Journal of African and Asian Affairs

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