By Gitti Salami

Offering a wealth of views on African sleek and Modernist artwork from the mid-nineteenth century to the current, this new significant other beneficial properties essays by means of African, ecu, and North American authors who examine the paintings of person artists in addition to exploring broader topics reminiscent of discoveries of recent applied sciences and globalization.

  • A pioneering continent-based review of contemporary paintings and modernity throughout Africa
  • Includes unique and formerly unpublished fieldwork-based material
  • Features new and intricate theoretical arguments concerning the nature of modernity and Modernism
  • Addresses a commonly said hole within the literature on African Art

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