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Early art and architecture of Africa / Peter Garlake.

Garlake, Peter S. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 709.6 GAR 000155292 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0192842617
  • ISBN: 9780192842619
  • Physical Description: 214 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2002.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Rock art of southern Africa -- Nubia -- Aksum -- The Niger River -- West African forests -- Great Zimbabwe and the southern African interior -- The east African coast.
Summary, etc.:
This new history of over 5000 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, Peter Garlake uses the latest research and archaeological findings to offer exciting new insights. All the main regions are covered: southern Africa, Nubia, Aksum, the Niger River, West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, and the East African coast. Acknowledging the universal allure of the African art object, this book restores it to its original social and historical context, helping us to understand more about the ways in which this art was produced, used, and received.
Subject: Art, African.
Art, African.
Art, African.
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