The Essential Art of African Textiles

The Essential Art of African Textiles

Design Without End

Book - 2008
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"Textiles are a major form of aesthetic expression across Africa, and this book examines long-standing traditions together with recent creative developments. A variety of fine and venerable West African cloths are presented and discussed in terms of both artistry and technique. Wrapped around the body, fashioned into garments, or displayed as hangings, these magnificent textiles include bold strip weavings and intricately patterned indigo resist-dyed cloths. Also considered by the authors are striking contemporary works - in media as far-ranging as sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art - that draw inspiration from the forms and cultural significance of African textiles."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9781588392930
Branch Call Number: 746.0966 L172e 2008
Characteristics: 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm


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