The Bright Continent: African Art History (Web Version)
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Significant original research is included in this textbook. Through nearly 1000 images, it explores both "traditional" and "contemporary" African art through general discussion and specifics. The first chapter discusses materials, gender, training, and patronage. Chapter Two covers the elements and principles of design, as well as stylistic and contextual analysis. Chapter Three takes a thematic approach to African art, including numerous case studies. Chapter Four explores how religions—traditional, Christian, and Muslim—impact art and how different types of societies—nomadic, small-scale, and kingdom-based—favor varied arts. Appendices on note-taking and research are included. Maps.
MSL Academic Endeavors
African Art, Asante Art, Benin Art, Contemporary African Art, Fulani Art, Tuareg Art, Igbo Art, Yoruba Art, African Archaeology, Kongo Art
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Curnow, Kathy, "The Bright Continent: African Art History (Web Version)" (2021). MSL Academic Endeavors eBooks. 24.
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