African Ceramics: A Different Perspective

EditorAnders GesehenText byAngelika Nollert, Kim Bagley

Hardcover | January 21, 2020

African Ceramics: A Different Perspective by Anders Gesehen
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A fresh look at ceramic production in Africa, examining form, decor and materiality

This extensive catalogue presents 250 African ceramic objects from the collection of HRH Franz, Duke of Bavaria, widely considered to be one of the most internationally significant collections of African ceramics. Featured here are objects dating from the 19th to the 21st century, across the wealth of forms and functions of African ceramics, although primarily focused on ceramic items crafted using a hand-building technique, forgoing the use of a potter’s wheel. Each object is accompanied by insights and analyses from international experts.

The “different perspective” alluded to in the title is first and foremost an artistic point of view. This volume establishes a different, design-focused viewpoint. Instead of a presentation organized by region, as is customary in ethnographic museums and contexts, this book offers a design-historical examination of the vessels and figures.

Title:African Ceramics: A Different PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:448 pages, 12.25 X 10 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:448 pages, 12.25 X 10 X 0.98 inPublished:January 21, 2020Publisher:Walther König, KölnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3960987080

ISBN - 13:9783960987086

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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