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Author Garlake, Peter S.

Title Early art and architecture of Africa / Peter Garlake.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.6 GARL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 214 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps ; 24 cm.
Series Oxford history of art.
Oxford history of art.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 2 Rock Art of Southern Africa 29 -- Chapter 3 Nubia 51 -- Chapter 4 Aksum 73 -- Chapter 5 Niger River 97 -- Chapter 6 West African Forests 117 -- Chapter 7 Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior 141 -- Chapter 8 East African Coast 167.
Summary This new history of over 5,000 years of African art reveals its true diversity for the first time. Challenging centuries of misconceptions that have obscured the sophisticated nature of African art, Garlake focuses on seven key regions--southern Africa, Nubia, Aksum, the Niger River, West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, and the East African coast--treating each in detail and setting them in their social and historical context. Garlake is long familiar with and has extensive practical experience of both the archaeology and the art history of Africa. Using the latest research and archaeological findings, he offers exciting new insights into the works native to these areas, and he also puts forth new interpretations of several key cultures and monuments. Acknowledging the universal allure of the African art object, this stunning book helps us to understand more about the ways in which this art was produced, used, and received.
Subject Art, African.
Architecture -- Africa.
ISBN 0192842617 paperback £12.99