AFRICA - THE ART OF A CONTINENT.

Author:Phillips, Tom
Position:Review
 
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ISBN 3-7913-1603-4

A welcome reprint for this book which was first published five years ago to coincide with the Africa 95 festival and the travelling exhibition of the same title. It is generally considered to be the seminal work on Africa's treasures of antiquity which are now housed in private collections and public museums throughout the world.

The book takes a clockwise tour of the African continent identifying seven broad geographical and cultural areas. Beginning with Ancient Egypt and the Horn of Africa, proceeding south through East Africa to Southern Africa, it then turns northwards to Central Africa, through West...

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