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Headrests of Southern Africa

Headrests of Southern Africa

The Architecture of Sleep

By (author) Bruce Goodall

£65.00

Publishing 10th Jan 2022
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    • For the first time African headrests are brought to life with detailed information on their carvers, and the stories of their creation, ownership, and use
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    This book presents the fascinating subject of southern African headrests in a new light. With unique historical and personal information collected from many of the headrest’s original owners and carvers, and often accompanied by in situ photographs, the book tells the illustrated story of the headrests, as well as of the people behind them. For the first time African headrests are brought to life with detailed information on their carvers, and the stories of their creation, ownership, and use.

    The 425 headrests from the collections of Bruce Goodall from Cape Town and Frédéric Zimer from Paris will be presented according to the 3 geographical areas: KwaZulu-Natal, north of the Tugela River (in what was previously known as Zululand) and the headrests from the Swazi.

    About the Author

    Bruce Goodall is a collector, researcher, and dealer in southern African art. In the late 1980s he studied Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town. However, it was only 25 years later that his interest in the cultures of Africa was combined with his lifelong penchant for collecting.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    5 Continents Editions
    ISBN
    9788874399642
    Publish date
    10th Jan 2022
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World excluding Italy
    Size
    300 mm x 240 mm
    Pages
    432 Pages
    Illustrations
    492 color
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