South Africa : The Art of a Nation
'a brilliant tribute to one of art’s true centres' - The Guardian
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 and Chris Spring
- Pages: 256 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
ISBN: 978-0500519066 - Hardcover
978-0500292839 - Paperback
- Product Dimensions: 25 x 22 cm
★★★★★ 'as stirring as South Africa itself – a journey to the heart of our common humanity - The Guardian
★★★★★ 'From the earliest known forms of human culture to the country’s intense struggle to heal after the apartheid movement, this exhibition offers an insight into a nation and into human nature itself' - The Upcoming
★★★★ 'Magic from the land of Madiba' - The Evening Standard
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