Thousands of years of African art, from prehistory to the present, are considered, encompassing sculpture, painting, architecture, textiles, ceramics, and the myriad art forms of personal adornment and performance. Individual authors contribute chapters on their areas of expertise, yet the whole volume works as a seamless text, weaving together everything from prehistoric Saharan rock art to contemporary sculpture, including the rich, multi-faceted art of the African diaspora. Brilliantly illustrated throughout, and including full indexes and bibliography, this volume is a milestone in the study and future perception of African art.
MONICA BLACKMUN VISONÀ is associate professor in the Department of Art at Metropolitan State College, Denver. ROBIN POYNOR, professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida, Gainesville, curates exhibits of African art for museums and writes for the journal African Arts. HERBERT M. COLE, professor of art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of Icons: Ideals in the Art of Africa. MICHAEL D. HARRIS is assistant professor of art history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
ROWLAND ABIODUN is professor of fine arts and black studies at Amherst College.
SUZANNE PRESTON BLIER is a professor of African art in the departments of Fine Arts and Afro-American Studies at Harvard University and the author of Abrams' Royal Arts of Africa: Majesty of Form.
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