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Resources for African Art
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Collier Family
Mon, 23 Mar 1998 18:47:20 +0200
I have had so many enquiries about resources for African art that I am
making a list of what is available.
As soon as my research is done I will do a posting of what is out there.
I am sure a lot of the locally published books might not be available in
the US. If any of you want, I can send you books and slides.
One thing you must keep in mind when doing your own research; in Africa
art and culture is very closely interwoven. So books in your library
that deal with Africa on a travel level, might contain some information
for you. Also, the trend of art as expression is a relatively new
concept among African people. Traditionally, works of art were
functional or pertained to religious observance. Decorative art , on
its own, was almost unknown.
Let me know if there is anything specific you are looking for.
Tracey in Durban, South Africa
PS I cannot guarantee anything beyond Southern Africa.