AFRICAN ELEGANCE.

Author:Blauer, Ettagale
Position:Review
 
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[pounds]29.99 New Holland

ISBN 1-85368-970-X

This recent book is a celebration of the arts and crafts of sub-Saharan Africa. The American author, Ettagale Blauer, an authority in the field of jewellery and precious metals, has travelled the continent extensively. Drawing together her many years of experience, she presents a vivid study that ranges from ancient cave paintings to the work of contemporary artists.

With the sponsorship of the Nedbank banking group through the South African Arts and Culture Trust of the President, and with the assistance of Alan Donovan (the managing director and one of the cofounders of Nairobi's world famous African Heritage Gallery), African Elegance reaffirms the importance of Africa's cultures, ancient and modern, in all their diversity and glory.

Chapters focus on various media - wood...

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