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South Africa : the art of a nation

Author: John Giblin; Christopher Spring; British Museum,
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson ; The British Museum, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"South Africa has an established, vibrant and highly politicized contemporary art scene that is often in dialogue with the deep and recent past. South African Art explores this relationship between past and present, showing contemporary and historic art objects from the earliest human artistic tendencies three million years ago to 20th-century apartheid Resistance Art and the art of post-apartheid transformation.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Giblin; Christopher Spring; British Museum,
ISBN: 9780500519066 0500519064 9780500292839 0500292833
OCLC Number: 962423429
Notes: Published to accompany the exhibition "South Africa : the art of a nation", held at the British Museum, 27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017.
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Origins and early art --
Sculpture and initiation --
European and Asian arrivals --
Colonial conflicts --
Rural art in the 1800s --
Experiencing and resisting segregation and apartheid --
Transformations.
Responsibility: John Giblin, Chris Spring.

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