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African canvas : the art of West African women

Author: Margaret Courtney-Clarke
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Photojournalist Courtney-Clarke, whose book Ndebele captured the painted wall art of South Africa, brings the same inquiring spirit to this depiction of her three-year trek from Nigeria to Senegal. Surviving sandstorms, locusts and malaria, she documents the bold geometric and symbolic wall paintings made by women in remote West African villages. These women transform objects from their daily world--a fish net, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Courtney-Clarke, Margaret, 1949-
African canvas.
New York : Rizzoli, 1990
(OCoLC)629898034
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Courtney-Clarke
ISBN: 0847811662 9780847811663
OCLC Number: 20357904
Description: 204 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Compound --
Painting --
Motifs --
Interiors.
Responsibility: photographs and text by Margaret Courtney-Clarke ; foreword by Maya Angelou.

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Documents folk architecture and wall paintings in Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritania, and Mali.  Read more...

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