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This strikingly unusual and beautifully illustrated book represents a turning point in African art history. The authors draw on personal memories, interviews, and oral narratives to present twelve "case histories" of objects--or clusters of objects--in the Seattle Art Museum's renowned collection of African art. Each case history is enriched by comments from artists, art historians, writers, community members, and patrons who guide readers back into the markets, palaces, ceremonies, shrines, and streets where African art originated.
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1St Edition edition (February 10, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691092753
- ISBN-13: 978-0691092751
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches