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African art : an introduction / Frank Willett.

By: Willett, Frank.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: World of art: Publisher: New York, N.Y. Thames and Hudson, 1993Edition: Revised edition.Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0500202672 :.Subject(s): Art, AfricanDDC classification:
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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.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281) and index.


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Booklist Review

One of the best general surveys of African art, this well-illustrated volume uses a thematic approach to consider history, architecture, art in society, and form, style, and aesthetics in sculpture. (Jl 15 71)