African Design: An Illustrated Survey of Traditional Craftwork

R 125.00  

Author: Margaret Trowell
Publisher: Dover Publications (2003)
ISBN-10: 0486427145
ISBN-13: 9780486427140
Condition: Very Good. The cover has some light scratches and a bit of wear to the edges.  Some marks on the outside edges of the pages. Internally clean and unmarked.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 150
Dimensions: 21.1 x .6 x 27.7 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

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Vigorous and eloquently beautiful, African art has exerted a tremendous influence on the development of modern art. The primitive strength of its motifs is displayed in this volume on African design, as incorporated in traditional craftwork by tribes spanning the continent from Mali and Sudan in the north to Zambia in the south.

Nearly 200 illustrations depict geometric patterns in ornamental basketry; repetitive motifs in fabrics, batik, and tie-dyed cloth; incised and moulded decorations on the exteriors of houses; beaded bags, belts, and boots; carvings on an ivory bracelet, on jugs and bowls, wooden drinking vessels, door panels, fans, a drum; and much else. Each object is identified and tribal source cited.

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