Contemporary design africa by Matsinde Tapiwa

Contemporary design africa Book May 13 2015

By Matsinde Tapiwa
Book
$39.28 USD

Finally a book on African design that celebrates the contemporary! It is packed with works that show how the continents rich array of craft traditions are being preserved and revived with an exciting contemporary twist. An introductory section identifies the sophistication, vitality, diversity and soulfulness of the past that is now being harnessed to develop a contemporary African identity. Sections on furniture, textiles, ceramics, basketry and lighting bring together the work of respected designers, makers and organizations based on the African continent or part of the diaspora. Celebrating the wider changes occurring across Africa, the fifty or so designers and crafters included have been chosen for their innovative approach to creating sophisticated products. Many of the pieces demonstrate how sustainability and recycling are often of the utmost importance. The book is completed by a glossary and bibliography.

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Product Details

Format
Book
Publisher
THAMES & HUDSON
Publication date
May 13 2015
ISBN-13
9780500291627
ISBN-10
0500291624
Weight
900.0g
Dimensions
200.0mm x 25.0mm