Classical African sculpture

  • 103 Pages
  • 4.78 MB
  • English
Praeger , New York
Sculpture, African, Sculpture, Prim
Statement[by] Margaret Trowell.
The Physical Object
Pagination103 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13577835M
LC Control Number64023110

Classical African sculpture [Margaret Trowell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by Trowell, Margaret Classical African sculpture: Margaret Trowell: : Books5/5(1). OCLC Number: Description: pages 48 plates, maps 26 cm. Contents: The appreciation of African art --The function of the craftsman and his art --Geography, history and the social pattern --A brief critique of African Title: Books that matter.

Classical African sculpture. New York, Praeger [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Trowell. This immense artistic and historic fresco highlights the beauty and force of these works from regions now comprising Nigeria, Benin, the Congo, Gabon, Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Sudan.

The book also examines the influence of African art on 20th-century Western masters such as Picasso, Modigliani, and Brancusi/5(6). This book provides insights into the archaeological context of the Nok Culture in Nigeria (West Africa).

It was first published in German accompanying the same-titled exhibition “Nok – Ein Ursprung afrikanischer Skulptur” at the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung in Frankfurt (30th October – 23rd March ) and has now been translated into English.

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African art - African art - Nigeria: The northern and southern parts of Nigeria can be considered part of the western Sudan and Guinea Coast, respectively; but, because of the wealth of evidence for an artistic tradition of some 2, years, it is convenient to consider Nigeria separately.

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