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Ndebele By David Goldblatt

Ndebele by David Goldblatt

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Courtney-Clarke's classic photographic work is the result of five years spent visiting the Ndebele of the southern Transvaal and recording their art. The people were violently treated and forcibly resettled so that, in many cases, these pictures are the only surviving documents of their work.

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Ndebele: The Art of an African Tribe by David Goldblatt

For generations, the women of the Ndebele of Southern Africa have produced an art of remarkable richness and vitality. In their ceremonial beadwork and in large murals that cover the exterior walls of their mud dwellings, the Ndebele women have created designs that are both ancient and modern in their simplicity, bright colours and bold, abstract patterns.

For the first time, these works have been captured in photographs that show the full range of their amazing skill and invention.

Ndebele Reviews

'These magnificent photographs help me to see how beautiful I am, and in fact they help me to see that wherever it is is to be found, the human spirit is beautiful, creative, innovative, resilient, and here to stay' - Maya Angelou
'The beauty of this book is unsurpassed in its combination of content and meaning. Its art is also the art of life' - Nadine Gordimer

About David Goldblatt

Margaret Courtney-Clarke was brought up in Namibia. She has a worldwide reputation for her work as a photojournalist and for her painstaking but inspirational documentation of the art and architecture of Africa. Her other publications including African Canvas.

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Ndebele: The Art of an African Tribe by David Goldblatt
Used - Very Good
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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