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Early art and architecture of Africa

Author: Peter S Garlake
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2002.
Series: Oxford history of art.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Garlake
ISBN: 0192842617 9780192842619
OCLC Number: 48753840
Description: 214 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rock art of southern Africa --
Nubia --
Aksum --
The Niger River --
West African forests --
Great Zimbabwe and the southern African interior --
The east African coast.
Series Title: Oxford history of art.
Responsibility: Peter Garlake.
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