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Arts of West Africa : (excluding music)

Author: Michael Sadler, Sir; William Rothenstein
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Series: African ethnographic studies of the 20th century, v. 57.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2018 editionView all editions and formats
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The aim of this book was to introduce the European to the art of West Africa. Many of the examples (extensively illustrated with black and white photos are from the regions between Senegal and Angola, primarily from Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Nigeria and the Cameroons. Although the art and sculpture of West Africa is coherent, there are tribal and territorial characteristics which are discussed as is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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ARTS OF WEST AFRICA.
[S.l.] : ROUTLEDGE, 2018
(OCoLC)1021298163
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sadler, Sir; William Rothenstein
ISBN: 9780429944093 0429944098 9780429486814 0429486812 9780429488139 0429488130
OCLC Number: 1049150139
Notes: First published in 1935 by Oxford University Press for the International African Institute.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 101 pages, unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Sir William Rothenstein --
Significance and vitality of African art / Sir Michael Sadler --
Educational significance of indigenous African art --
G.A. Stevens --
Teaching woodcarving at Achimota / Gabriel Pippet --
Arts of West Africa, 32 plates, with descriptive notes / Richard Carline --
Bibliography of indigenous art in West Africa / Sir Michael Sadler.
Series Title: African ethnographic studies of the 20th century, v. 57.
Responsibility: edited by Michael E. Sadler ; [with an introduction by Sir William Rothenstein].

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The aim of this book was to introduce the European to the art of West Africa. Many of the examples (extensively illustrated with black and white photos are from the regions between Senegal and Angola, primarily from Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Nigeria and the Cameroons. Although the art and sculpture of West Africa is coherent, there are tribal and territorial characteristics which are discussed as is the significance of masks in ritual ceremony.

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