South Africa : The Art of a Nation - the exhibition catalogue from British Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

South Africa : The Art of a Nation

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'a brilliant tribute to one of art’s true centres' - The Guardian

A beautifully illustrated book charting the history of the nation and celebrating its artistic accomplishments

This book, which accompanies the critically acclaimed exhibition at the British Museum in 2016, tells the story of South Africa using a diverse range of art from across the ages. From rock art made by the country's earliest peoples to works by South African artists at the forefront of contemporary art, the book features beautiful and important objects illustrating the rich history of the country.

Featuring artworks including some of the world's oldest art objects, colonial art from the 17th century and highly charged works responding to segregation and apartheid, this beautifully illustrated book charts the history of the nation and celebrates its artistic accomplishments.

  • Author: John Giblin, Head of the African collection at the British Museum. Chris Spring is curator of the contemporary African art and the eastern and southern African collection at the British Museum.
  • Pages: 256 pages | 200 illustrations
  • Date published: October 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500519066 - Hardcover
              978-0500292839 - Paperback
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 22 cm 

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