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Early Art and Architecture of Africa

ISBN-10: 0192842617
ISBN-13: 9780192842619
Edition: 2002
Authors: Peter Garlake
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Description: This new history of over 5000 years of African art reveals its true diversity for the first time. Challenging centuries of misconceptions that have obscured the sophisticated nature of African art, Peter Garlake uses the latest research and  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This new history of over 5000 years of African art reveals its true diversity for the first time. Challenging centuries of misconceptions that have obscured the sophisticated nature of African art, Peter Garlake uses the latest research and archaeological findings to offer exciting new insights. All the main regions are covered: southern Africa, Nubia, Aksum, the Niger River, West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, and the East African coast. Acknowledging the universal allure of the African art object, this book restores it to its original social and historical context, helping us to understand more about the ways in which this art was produced, used, and received.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Rock Art of Southern Africa
Nubia
Aksum
The Niger River
West African Forests
Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior
The East African Coast
Notes
Further Reading
Timeline
List of Illustrations
Index

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