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African Art : Temporis Collection - Maurice Delafosse

African Art

Temporis Collection


Published: 28th February 2017
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African Art invites you to explore the dynamic origins of the vast artistic expressions arising from the exotic and mystifying African continent. Since the discovery of African art at the end of the nineteenth century during the colonial expositions it has been a limitless source of inspiration for artists who, over time, have perpetually recreated these artworks. The power of Sub-Saharan African art lies within its visual diversity, demonstrating the creativity of the artists who are continuing to conceptualise new stylistic forms. From Mauritania to South Africa and from the Ivory Coast to Somalia, statues, masks, jewellery, pottery and tapestries compose a variety of daily and ritual objects springing from these richly varied societies.

About the Author

Maurice Delafosse (1870-1926) was a French anthropologist and colonial official who researched African languages. Delafosse had many criticisms and disagreements with the French government administration of the their colonies in Africa and was later banned from the French colonies for the latter part of his life.

ISBN: 9781844848973
ISBN-10: 1844848973
Series: Temporis Collection
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th February 2017
Publisher: Parkstone Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 31.7 x 26.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 2.16