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ISBN: 052158678X / ISBN-13: 9780521586788

The Scramble for Art in Central Africa

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  • The Scramble for Art in Central Africa (Cambridge University Press) – Trade paperback (2006)
    by Enid Schildkrout (Editor), Curtis Keim (Editor)

    The Scramble for Art in Central Africa

    Trade paperback, Cambridge University Press
    2006
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    272 pages

    ISBN: 052158678X
    ISBN-13: 9780521586788

    Western attitudes to Africa have been influenced to an extraordinary degree by the arts and artefacts that were brought back by the early collectors, exhibited in museums, and celebrated by scholars and artists in the metropolitan centres. The contributors to this volume trace the life history of artefacts that were brought to Europe and America from Congo towards the end of the nineteenth century, and became the subjects of museum displays. They also present fascinating case studies of the pioneering collectors, including ... Show more

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