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These selections are based on accuracy of content; quality of featured objects; and availability in print.
Frank Willett, African Art, London: Thames and Hudson, 1971. Reprint. About $12. Fine introductory survey.
Roy Sieber & Roslyn A. Walker, African Art in the Cycle of Life, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987. About $30. Excellent bibliography. Anything by Sieber is recommended. Unfortunately, most of his work is now out of print.
Rubin, et al., Primitivism in 20th Century Art, 2 vols., New York: MOMA,1984. $65.
Tom Phillips (Editor), Africa: The Art of a Continent, New York: Prestel, 1995. About $90.
Christopher B. Steiner, African Art in Transit, Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1994. About $20. This is a detailed, often praised study on the notion of authenticity in African art. http://oak.conncoll.edu/~cbste/AAIT/AAIT/aait.html
Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989. About $395. Very few copies remain. This is a collector's item. http://www.africancrafts.com/book/robbins
Angela Fisher, Africa Adorned, Harry N. Abrams, 1984. About $60. The photography here is very strong. Follow the link... http://www.euronet.nl/users/rcc/store/gallery/fishadorn01.html
Christopher Roy and L. Lee McIntyre, Art and Life in Africa: Recontextualizing African Art in the Cycle of Life, Vers. 1.0. Iowa City: The Art and Life in Africa Project, 1998. This is a CD-ROM. About $50.
Any publications from the Center for African Art, New York (many written or edited by Susan Vogel) are heartily recommended. This institution was renamed Museum for African Art in 1993.
Many classic reference materials, while out-of-print, are frequently available through specialty book dealers.
African Arts. Quarterly, published since 1968. By subscription, $38 payable to African Arts, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1310. Some back issues available. http://www.isop.ucla.edu/africanarts/
The "Fakes, Fakers and Fakery" issue (April 1976, Vol. IX, No. 3) is available as a photocopy for $25.
The World of Tribal Arts (Le Monde de LArt Tribal). Quarterly, published since 1994. By subscription, $53 payable to Tribal Arts, 2261 Market Street, #644, San Francisco, CA 94114. (Specify English or French edition.) Some back issues available. http://www.tribalarts.com
National Museum of African Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum for African Art
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Refer to quarterly editions of African Arts and Tribal Arts for listings of national and international exhibitions.
Smithsonian Resident Associates Program
Museum for African Art
Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)
National Museum of African Art Gift Shop
OAN (Oceanie Afrique Noire) Art Books
Harmer Johnson Books
Metropolitan Museum of Art Bookstore
This is an archive of digitized photographs depicting the arts and cultures of southeastern Nigeria. The collection includes examples from Ibibio, Igbo, Ijaw and Ogoni speaking peoples. All of the photographs were taken in the 1930s by the late G.I. Jones, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
This site uses animation to investigate the forms and textures of a variety of objects including currency, dolls and passports.\div>
AFFRICA has featured fine, traditional African art since 1979.
The collection includes masks, figures, pottery, furniture, textiles, implements, currency and adornment -- all selected for authenticity as well as artistry.
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