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African objects (N° 19684)

Africa does not know the Western distinction between fine and decorative arts. Refined or subtle marriage of ornament and form, the African object, whether ritual or domestic, is in itself a story. It draws on the wealth of the founding myths of the collective memory, respects the aesthetic and symbolic standards of tradition, and uses ancestral manufacturing processes. Nothing in the African object is arbitrary: if the form always obeys practical requirements, it also reflects a certain vision of the world. The sumptuous illustration in this book reveals more than one hundred and eighty objects reproduced in color from the world's most prestigious private collections and museums. Dating for the most part from the 19th century, the objects presented in this book testify to the wealth of choices and aesthetic and technical solutions developed by more than one hundred ethnic groups, spread from Guinea to Kenya, and from Mali to South Africa.

Author: Laure Meyer
Status: NEW
Language: French
Number of pages: 255
Dimensions: 220 x 170 mm
Paperback
ISBN : 978-2879393360
 

 


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Weight0.76 Kg

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