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Metalworking in West Africa

Metalworking in West Africa

By (author) Peter de Groote

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  • A unique reference work on metal art from West Africa
  • Includes images of more than 250, often very rare, objects


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African metal artists, blacksmiths, and iron casters have historically not been considered true artists. This catalogue is the result of a collaboration between collector Christine Waelbroeck van Gaver and author Peter de Groote and aims to re-establish the overlooked artistic merit of the metal arts from West Africa. It includes images of 264 objects made of copper, iron, and tin, many of which are extremely rare.

Text in English and French.

About the Author
Peter de Groote studied law, political science, and cultural anthropology. He worked as an art dealer in several African countries, and is considered an expert in non-European art. For 27 years he was chairman of the board of the Friends of the Royal Museum of Central Africa, which is located near Brussels in Belgium.
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Specifications
Publisher
Lannoo Publishers
ISBN
9789401471596
Published
2nd Oct 2020
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
Size
290 mm x 220 mm
Pages
296 Pages
Illustrations
264 color
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