By Gitti Salami
Offering a wealth of views on African sleek and Modernist artwork from the mid-nineteenth century to the current, this new spouse beneficial properties essays by way of African, ecu, and North American authors who investigate the paintings of person artists in addition to exploring broader subject matters comparable to discoveries of latest applied sciences and globalization.
- A pioneering continent-based overview of contemporary artwork and modernity throughout Africa
- Includes unique and formerly unpublished fieldwork-based material
- Features new and complicated theoretical arguments concerning the nature of modernity and Modernism
- Addresses a greatly stated hole within the literature on African Art
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