The Global Africa Project

The Global Africa Project This book provides a savvy survey of the latest work by designers craftspeople and architects of African descent around the world Artists and designers of African ancestry many in Africa but also ot

  • Title: The Global Africa Project
  • Author: Naomi Beckwith Leslie King-Hammond
  • ISBN: 9783791350844
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book provides a savvy survey of the latest work by designers, craftspeople, and architects of African descent around the world.Artists and designers of African ancestry many in Africa but also others throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Far East are working in a wide array of mediums fashion, architecture, non traditional crafts, design, fine art, and photographThis book provides a savvy survey of the latest work by designers, craftspeople, and architects of African descent around the world.Artists and designers of African ancestry many in Africa but also others throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Far East are working in a wide array of mediums fashion, architecture, non traditional crafts, design, fine art, and photography Authors Lowery Stokes Sims and Leslie King Hammond, together with six contributors, challenge presumptions of what constitutes an African style or aesthetic, and demonstrate the power and expressive potential of materials, textures and forms Work by well known artists such as Yinka Shonibare, MBE and architects including David Adjaye appear alongside those of lesser known but equally exciting designers whose garments, carpets, baskets, ceramics, furniture, body arts, wall painting, photographs and sculpture blur the distinction between art and craft The result is an enormously diverse display of young and established talent, and a wide ranging survey of contemporary African art and design.

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