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African Art (World of Art) [Paperback]

Frank Willett
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24 Jan 1994 World of Art
The art of the Fang, the BaTeke, the BaKota and other African peoples is extremely vigorous and shows a brilliant sense of form. The substantial aesthetic impact their works had 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 incorporates new research and modern place names, as well as extended and updated references.


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (24 Jan 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500202672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500202678
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 14.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 388,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars african art , 9 Mar 2011
Format:Paperback
this is an excellent introduction to the rich and varied art of Africa,
I read this book from cover to cover, and it was fascinating and well researched.
I bought this to replace a copy, but the book is a good read,
and inspired my art work during my art course.
Perhaps I 'd like to see more of the modern arts and crafts,
but there's always room for another book on African art
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Amazon.com: 2.7 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD DEVELOPMENT STUDY -GOOD OVER VIEW - 7 Aug 2000
By GARY - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
VERY INFORMATIVE READING WITH VALUABLE ILLUSTRATIONS TO INCLUDE MAPS OF PEOPLES AND AREAS ALSO VEGETATION ZONES = COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES OF HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT ITEMS USED BY VARIOUS TRIBES - THIS BOOK CONTINUES A BALANCE OF WORDS AND PICTURES TO KEEP A STRONG INTEREST THROUGH ITS PAGES - A MUST REFERENCE BOOK TO AFRICAN ART AND CULTURE LEAVING SOME OF AFRICA WITH YOU.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference 10 Oct 2010
By Liz Kahlo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for an Art 9 class and it provides more or less info than the newer edition. So far, it has been very useful for my class and I have no problem with it. Great price too.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Technicality and Tidbits 16 Nov 2009
By Providencia Hernandez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Please keep in mind this review is by someone who does not have ANY interest in African Art. Nonetheless, the book is pretty technical, and I have to say, boring, and difficult to understand. It did fail to grab my attention in any way.

On a more positive note, it does offer many pictures, though small, of many art pieces, mostly sculptues and carvings. Also, it mentions some famous African Sculptures and African peoples who you may not have heard about.
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