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The Essential Art of African Textiles By Alisa LaGamma

The Essential Art of African Textiles by Alisa LaGamma

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Focuses on the significance of textiles as a major form of aesthetic expression across Africa, relating long-standing cultural practices to creative developments. This work presents some of the finest and oldest preserved examples of West African textile traditions, and examines both their artistic and technical qualities.

The Essential Art of African Textiles Summary

The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design without End by Alisa LaGamma

This informative and beautiful volume sheds light on the enduring significance of textiles as a major form of aesthetic expression across Africa, relating long-standing cultural practices to recent creative developments. Some of the finest and oldest preserved examples of West African textile traditions are presented, and both their artistic and technical qualities are examined. 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. The influence of African textiles on contemporary artists is also explored, featuring artworks by eight individuals who work in media as far-ranging as sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art. A monumental metal tapestry by the Ghanaian El Anatsui that pays tribute to traditional kente prestige cloth while constituting an inventive new genre is discussed in detail.

About Alisa LaGamma

Alisa LaGamma is a Curator and Christine Giuntini a Conservator in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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GOR004885902
9780300149623
030014962X
The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design without End by Alisa LaGamma
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Yale University Press
2009-01-16
72
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