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Description - A Companion to Modern African Art by Gitti Salami

Offering a wealth of perspectives on African modern and Modernist art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, this new Companion features essays by African, European, and North American authors who assess the work of individual artists as well as exploring broader themes such as discoveries of new technologies and globalization. * A pioneering continent-based assessment of modern art and modernity across Africa * Includes original and previously unpublished fieldwork-based material * Features new and complex theoretical arguments about the nature of modernity and Modernism * Addresses a widely acknowledged gap in the literature on African Art

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781444338379
ISBN-10: 1444338374
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 180mm x 33mm)
Pages: 648
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gitti Salami

Monica Blackmun Visona is Associate Professor in theSchool of Art and Visual Studies of the University of Kentucky,USA, where she teaches courses on African art and architecture, andart historical methods. The principle author of A History of Artin Africa (2000, 2008), she has also published ConstructingAfrican Art Histories for the Lagoons of Coted Ivoire (2010), and contributed articles to ArtBulletin and African Arts. She is currently researchingthe artists of the western Akan peoples for a museumexhibition. Gitti Salami is Associate Professor of World Art Historyat Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, USA. In a decade ofextensive field research in south-eastern Nigeria she has publishednumerous articles on Yakurr culture in African Arts and CriticalInterventions: Journal of African Art History and VisualCulture. She has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellowshipand a grant from the West African Research Association (WARA), andhas held resident fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution andthe University of East Anglia, UK. A forthcoming monograph examinescontemporary Yakurr art genres from a postcolonial theoreticalstandpoint.