Early Art And Architecture Of Africa by Peter GarlakeEarly Art And Architecture Of Africa by Peter Garlake

Early Art And Architecture Of Africa

byPeter Garlake

Paperback | April 1, 2002

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This new history of over 5000 years of African art reveals its true diversity for the first time. Challenging centuries of misconceptions that have obscured the sophisticated nature of African art, Peter Garlake uses the latest research and archaeological findings to offer exciting newinsights. All the main regions are covered: southern Africa, Nubia, Aksum, the Niger River, West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, and the East African coast.Acknowledging the universal allure of the African art object, this book restores it to its original social and historical context, helping us to understand more about the ways in which this art was produced, used, and received.
Peter Garlake was Inspector of Monuments, Rhodesia, 1964-70; Senior Research Fellow, University of Ife, Nigeria, 1971-3; Nuffield Research Student, British Institute in Eastern Africa, 1962-4; and Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University College London, 1976-81. He has done archaeological fieldwork in Rhodesia, Nigeria, Mozamb...
Title:Early Art And Architecture Of AfricaFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192842617

ISBN - 13:9780192842619

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Rock Art of Southern Africa3. Nubia4. Aksum5. The Niger River6. West African Forests7. Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior8. The East African CoastNotesList of IllustrationsFurther ReadingTimelineIndex