n De Arte - Making art in Africa 1960-2010, Polly Savage (Ed.) : book review

Volume 2015, Issue 92
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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does not present an argument about African art; rather it offers evidence. For the form it takes, after three short introductory essays by Polly Savage, Robert Loder and John Picton, is a series of first-person accounts based on interviews with more than sixty artists across the continent. The interviews provide the substance of the text, and they are as varied as the artists themselves. The only consistent elements are a few lines of biographical information at the beginning of each interview, together with the place and date, and the name of the interviewer. And each is accompanied by images of one or more of the artist's works, often with photographs of the artist and the workshop or studio context, and sometimes works by related artists, all in full colour.

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