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Contemporary African art

Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield2020
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Contemporary African art has grown out of the diverse histories and cultural heritage of the African continent and its diaspora. It is not characterised by any particular style, technique or theme, but by a bricolage-like attitude towards art-making, incorporating and building upon the structures from which older, precolonial and colonial genres were made. In this revised and updated edition, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir examines the major themes, developments and accomplishments in African art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Organised thematically, the book includes new chapters on the history of African photography and the growth of the global art market, alongside significant discussions of patronage and mediation, artistic training and national and diaspora identities.
Main title:
Contemporary African art / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir.
Edition:
New edition.
Imprint:
London : Thames & Hudson, 2020.
Collation:
303 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 21 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Previous edition: 1999.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780500293591 (pbk)
Dewey class:
709.609045
LC class:
N7380
Local class:
709.609045
Language:
English
BRN:
2622199
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