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African Art Frank Willett

African Art By Frank Willett

African Art by Frank Willett


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Summary

A revised edition of this classic survey of African art, featuring (among others) the work of the BaTeke, the Fang and the BaKota. It also examines the aesthetic impact of tribal art on the development of 20th-century Western art, especially on artists such as Picasso, Braque and Modigliani.

African Art Summary

African Art by Frank Willett

The art of the Fang, the BaTeke, the BaKota and other African peoples is extremely vigorous and shows brilliant sense of form. The substantial aesthetic impact of their works 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 of this classic study incorporates new research and modern place names, as well as extended and updated references.

African Art Reviews

'The finest general introduction to African art... packed with valuable information... stimulating and challenging' - The Times Literary Supplement 'Excellent... a compact but generously illustrated survey which slices through stereotypes to reveal the diversity and particularity of the continent's painting, sculpture and architecture' - The Independent on Sunday 'An exemplary study' - The Journal of African and Asian Affairs

About Frank Willett

Frank Willett was Director, and is now an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Glasgow.

Additional information

CIN0500203644VG
9780500203644
0500203644
African Art by Frank Willett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2002-10-07
272
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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