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African Textiles Today

Spring, Christopher (Book - 2012)
African Textiles Today
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Creating and trading numerous types of cloth have been vital elements in African life and culture for at least two millennia, linking different parts of the continent with each other and the rest of the world. African Textiles Today shows how ideas, techniques, materials and markets have adapted and flourished, and how the dynamic traditions in African textiles have provided inspiration for the continents foremost contemporary artists and photographers.
Authors: Spring, Christopher
Title: African textiles today
Publisher: London : The British Museum Press ; [Washington, DC] : Smithsonian Books, in association with British Museum Press, c2012
Characteristics: 256 p :,col. ill., col. map ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Chris Spring
Contents: African textiles as historical documents
Textiles and contemporary African art
Fabric of a nation : the printed cloth of West Africa
Kanga, capulana and shweshwe : printed cloth of Eastern and Southern Africa
Textiles and trade
Textiles, status and leadership
Patterns of thought : textiles and systems of belief in North and West Africa
Textiles and communication
Through the lens : textiles, art and photography in Africa
ISBN: 0714115592
Branch Call Number: 746.096 S7692a 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Art, African Themes, motives Textile fabrics in art Visual communication Africa Clothing and dress Symbolic aspects Africa Costume Africa Textile fabrics Africa
Topical Term: Art, African
Textile fabrics in art
Visual communication
Clothing and dress
Textile fabrics
LCCN: 2012020635
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