Early Art and Architecture of Africa (Oxford History of Art)

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$27.82
UPC:
9780192842619
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 18, 2002)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
216
Shipping Weight:
1.2 pounds
Language:
English
ASIN:
0192842617
Series:
Oxford History of Art
Product Dimensions:
9.3 x 0.5 x 6.6 inches
ISBN-10:
9780192842619
ISBN-13:
978-0192842619
Author:
Peter Garlake

Product Overview

This new history of over 5,000 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, Garlake focuses on seven key regions--southern Africa, Nubia, Aksum, the Niger River, West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, and the East African coast--treating each in detail and setting them in their social and historical context. Garlake is long familiar with and has extensive practical experience of both the archaeology and the art history of Africa. Using the latest research and archaeological findings, he offers exciting new insights into the works native to these areas, and he also puts forth new interpretations of several key cultures and monuments.Acknowledging the universal allure of the African art object, this stunning book helps us to understand more about the ways in which this art was produced, used, and received.

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