African Art Now
By (author) Chris Spring
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Angaza Afrika by Chris Spring
Book DescriptionAfrica's artistic landscape is immensely fertile. It has emerged from its colonial past, and is once again asserting its own identity. It is not only confined to the continent itself, but has spread throughout the world through the work of both those descended from the enforced migrations of the slave trade and also those who have more recently left their homes in Africa to take their place on an international stage.This book brings together 70 of Africa's most creative contemporary artists. Drawn from across the African continent as well as from Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and South America, the book illustrates the diversity and vitality of these artists, bringing it leaping off the page with over 350 colour images (many especially commissioned). In addition to painters, sculptors and photographers, there are a number of artists whose work embraces performance and installation. Many of the materials they use are as unorthodox as their imagery, with ready made and found objects.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856695480
(256mm x 226mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chris Spring
African Art in Detail, Hardback (September 2009)
Offers an alternative view of African art. This book highlights some of the aspects of workmanship, materials and design found in exquisite objects of wood, stone, ivory, ceramic, metalwork, featherwork, leather, basketwork and textiles. It explores these extraordinary objects and designs in terms of common themes through close-up photographs.
Silk in Africa, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Chris Spring
This text explores the rich and diverse range of silk and textiles from Africa. Focusing on over 30 pieces from the British Museum's collection, it brings together traditions of silk weaving and embroidery from throughout the African continent.
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Author Biography - Chris Spring
Chris Spring is curator of the African galleries at the British Museum. A practising artist himself, he is the author of many books on Africa and its cultural heritage, including African Arms and Armour (1995), African Textile Design (1997), Africa: Arts and Cultures (2000) and Silk in Africa (2002).
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