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African Metalwork and Ivory 9780963585707

African Metalwork and Ivory

ISBN-10: 0963585703
ISBN-13: 9780963585707
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PUBLISHER: Images of Culture
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Product Description: AFRICAN METALWORK & IVORY is a survey of over 100 African cultural objects that are a reflection of a traditional lifestyle that is rapidly disappearing in the sub-Saharan area. These objects were chosen for study based on their cultural significance, uniqueness or because they are seldom documented in the literature. Full of life & energy as a result of the talents of the chief photographer Oggy Borrisov, the objects take on a new meaning for Western art & anthropology lovers with the explanatory text provided by the author. As well as information concerning the cultural content of the objects, Lerer deals with the underlying world views & philosophies of the skilled people who fashioned these imposing forms & the elevated positions of the blacksmiths & carvers in their cultures. A brief discussion of fakes, forgeries, airplane art & other matters of interest is included. To order: Images of Culture, P.O. 9625, Santa Ana, CA 92658. FAX: 714-721-8413.

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CATEGORY: Art, Crafts & Hobbies, Social Science
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