Africa

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The collections of the British Museum provide an exceptional resource for exploring both African antiquity and its contemporary arts and cultures. This book looks at the continent as a whole. It describes through a series of essays the history and arts of particular regions and the sources of the collections now in the Museum. Each section will be well-illustrated with a mix of archival and contemporary field photographs, and will also integrate illustrations of up to 50 important individual objects from this world-famous collection. The objects will have a commentary on their significance by leading figures in the field of African studies, many of them native to the areas from which the objects derive. The book brings to bear a mix of Western and African scholarship in an innovative collaboration to reassess one of the great African collections.

  • Product Code: CMC25480
  • DESIGNER/ARTIST: Africa
  • AUTHOR: John Mack
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 224
  • Dimension: 246x189mm
  • SUBTITLE: Arts and Cultures
  • Exhibition: Kingdom of Ife
  • Illustrations: 150 colour and 50 b/w
  • Weight: 0.81 Kg

The collections of the British Museum provide an exceptional resource for exploring both African antiquity and its contemporary arts and cultures. This book looks at the continent as a whole. It describes through a series of essays the history and arts of particular regions and the sources of the collections now in the Museum. Each section will be well-illustrated with a mix of archival and contemporary field photographs, and will also integrate illustrations of up to 50 important individual objects from this world-famous collection. The objects will have a commentary on their significance by leading figures in the field of African studies, many of them native to the areas from which the objects derive. The book brings to bear a mix of Western and African scholarship in an innovative collaboration to reassess one of the great African collections.

  • Product Code: CMC25480
  • DESIGNER/ARTIST: Africa
  • AUTHOR: John Mack
  • PAGES: 224
  • Weight: 0.81 Kg