From the fantastical (a breathtaking nine-foot eagle-shaped Ghanaian coffin) to the prosaic made transcendent by craft and ornament (painted, printed, brocaded, and beaded ceremonial cloth from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, and South Africa), the forty pieces collected in this address book demonstrate the imagination, creativity, and proficiency of African artists. Their receptiveness to new materials shows in their use of brass studs, thumbtacks, and color-coded electrical wire as well as the more traditional beads, glass, shells, and natural fibers. The Newark Museum’s collections of African art comprise stunning objects from across the entire continent, and this book provides a fine showcase for some of the museum's finest pieces.
Our deluxe address books are hardbound with a hidden spiral binding that allows them to lie absolutely flat. Forty full color reproductions complement information pages with room for 480 names, addresses, home and business telephone numbers, cell/pager, and e-mail addresses. A lovely gift.