Bronzes of West Africa

By: Underwood, Leon

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Hardcover with dust jacket, black cloth with white spine titles, 12.5 by 18.8 cm, viii 32 pp. plus 64 black and white plates. Very good with light wear to the bottom edge of the boards and some light spotting; the jacket has light rubbing, wear at the corners, and chips at the head and tail of the spine panel. From the front flap: “In this volume the artist-author discusses the bronze art of Ife and Benin. He describes the unheralded appearance in west Africa-at Ife-of the classical style and cire-perdu technique, and the inventive use the artists of Benin subsequently made of this new technique of casting large sculpture in bronze. He also considers the conflict between classical and pre-classical style in this bronze art of West Africa, and speaks of its bearing on the conflict of style in European art to-day. Tradition is enlarged by new interpretation of examples of the past.”

Title: Bronzes of West Africa

Author Name: Underwood, Leon

Categories: Africa, Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Alec Tiranti Ltd.: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fair-Good

Seller ID: 3130