Early Art And Architecture Of Africa (Oxford History Of Art)

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

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.

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

GENERAL
AuthorPeter Garlake
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100192842617
ISBN-139780192842619
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages216
Publication Date2002-07-18
DIMENSIONS
Height6.6 inch.
Length9.3 inch.
Width0.5 inch.
Weight1.25 pounds.

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