Paris: 1982. 293 pages, 350 large b/w and 21 full-page color photographs, 9 drawings. 1 map. Coth cover. Mint condition. Item #4394
The almost overpowering art of the Tshokwe is subjected to an intense analysis of its styles, influences, and iconography in this volume, written by the authority on the art of this Angolan people. Pictured and analyzed are not only the brilliant figures of hunter chiefs and of Tshibinda Ilunga, but many lesser known ceremonial objects of great beauty. This is an important work, with a text (in English and French) that presents valuable insights and hitherto unavailable information on these objects, the bulk of which were carved in the 19th century. The photographs, of about 200 objects, are large and very good and represent the cream of Tshokwe sculpture from museum and private collections around the world.