African Art (World of Art)

African Art (World of Art)

by Frank Willett (Author)


The art of the Fang, the BaTeke, the BaKota and other African peoples is extremely vigorous and shows brilliant sense of form. The substantial aesthetic impact of their works 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 of this classic study incorporates new research and modern place names, as well as extended and updated references.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: 2
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 07 Oct 2002

ISBN 10: 0500203644
ISBN 13: 9780500203644

Media Reviews
'The finest general introduction to African art... packed with valuable information... stimulating and challenging' - The Times Literary Supplement 'Excellent... a compact but generously illustrated survey which slices through stereotypes to reveal the diversity and particularity of the continent's painting, sculpture and architecture' - The Independent on Sunday 'An exemplary study' - The Journal of African and Asian Affairs
Author Bio
Frank Willett was Director, and is now an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Glasgow.