An Anthology of African Art: The Twentieth Century

Art developed in 20th century sub-Saharan Africa without being adequately documented; the sources of this art can be found both in colonial realities as well as in local cultures and civilizations.

‘Anthology of African Art: The Twentieth Century’ does not portray a unitary African art, but rather opens up the field to theoretical, historical, geographical, and critical analysis. Contributions by more than 30 international authors explore the birth of art schools in the 1930s, the development of urban design and public art, and the importance of socially-concerned art during the Independence movements; from Ethiopia, Nigeria, and the Belgian Congo (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to Ghana, Senegal, and Angola. With the works of hundreds of artists working in every conceivable medium and context, this anthology provides a thorough, expansive, diversified, and fully illustrated history of African art in the 20th century.

New York, D.A.P./Editions Revue Noire, 2002




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