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Early Art and Architecture of Africa free pdf This new history of over 5000 years of African art reveals its true diversity for the first time. Challenging centuries of misconceptions that have obscured the sophisticated nature of African art, Peter Garlake uses the latest research and archaeological findings to offer exciting new insights. All the main regions are covered: southern Africa, Nubia, Aksum, the Niger River, West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, and the East African coast. Acknowledging the universal allure of the African art object, this book restores it to its original social and historical context, helping us to understand more about the ways in which this art was produced, used, and received.

About Peter Garlake

Peter Garlake was Inspector of Monuments, Rhodesia, 1964-70- Senior Research Fellow, University of Ife, Nigeria, 1971-3- Nuffield Research Student, British Institute in Eastern Africa, 1962-4- and Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University College London, 1976-81. He has done archaeological fieldwork in Rhodesia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, and Somali coasts, Qatar. He has spent the last ten years doing research on the rock art of Zimbabwe.

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Author : Peter Garlake
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 25 April 2002
ISBN : 0192842617
EAN : 9780192842619
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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