A History of Art in Africa by Monica B. VisonaA History of Art in Africa by Monica B. Visona

A History of Art in Africa

byMonica B. Visona, Robin Poynor, Herbert M. Cole

Paperback | July 3, 2007

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A History of Art in Africa, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive art historical survey of the African continent to incorporate discussions of contemporary art and artists.  It is both a reliable resource for art historians and an accessible introduction to the vibrant arts of Africa.
MONICA BLACKMUN VISONA is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Kentucky. Her publications focuses upon the arts of the Lagoon Peoples and upon the larger issues of contemporary African art.   ROBIN POYNOR is Professor of Art History at the University of Florida. He is a specialist on Yoruba arts in Africa and the...
Title:A History of Art in AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 10.9 × 8.6 × 1.1 inPublished:July 3, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Africa, Art, and History: An Introduction 14


PART I.  From the Nile to the Niger

1.  The Sahara and the Maghreb 


2.  Lands of the Nile: Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia 


3.  The Central Sudan 


4.  Mande Worlds and the Upper Niger 


5.  The Western Sudan 


PART II.   Western Africa 

6.  West Atlantic Forests      


7.  Akan Worlds


8.  The Yoruba and the Fon 


9.  The Lower Niger 


PART III. Central Africa 

10.  Cross River, Cameroon Grasslands, and Gabon 


11.  The Western Congo Basin 


12.  The Eastern Congo Basin 


PART IV. Eastern and Southern Africa 

13.  Eastern Africa 


14.  Southern Africa 


P ART V. The Diaspora

15.  African Artists Abroad 


16.  Art of the African Diaspora 



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