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Arts of Ancient Nubia: MFA Highlights
Text by Denise M. Doxey.

Ancient Nubia was home to a series of civilizations between the sixth millennium BCE and 350 CE that produced towering monuments, including more pyramids than in neighboring Egypt, and artifacts of enduring beauty and significance. >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468539
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Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 168 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock


Bodys Isek Kingelez
Edited with text by Sarah Suzuki. Text by David Adjaye, Chika Okeke-Agulu, et al.

Made from quotidian materials, Kingelez’s sculptures evoke visionary architectures

The sculptures of Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015) are imagined architectural propositions and improbable structures for a fairytale urban landscape. Comprised of paper, commercial packaging and the stuff >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633450547
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Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 144 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock


Malick Sidibé: Mali Twist
Text by André Magnin, Brigitte Ollier, Manthia Diawara, Robert Storr.

“Sidibé captured the dynamism and joy of a rapidly changing West Africa ... they all got dressed for Malick.” –Vogue

Mali Twist offers an essential and immersive survey of the beloved African photographer Malick Sidibé—nicknamed “the >>more

Fondation Cartier Pour L'Art Contemporain / Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782365111522
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Clth, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 296 pgs / 276 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/28/2017 In stock


Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo
Edited with text by Matthew S. Witkovsky. Text by Antawan Byrd, Florent Mazzoleni.

“Rich people, poor people, religious people, artists, musicians, everyone could become a hero at [Sanle’s] Volta studio.” —Florent Mazzoleni, The New York Times

The studio photographs of Sory Sanlé and his participation in the vibrant music >>more

Steidl/The Art Institute of Chicago
ISBN 9783958294004
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Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock


Unearthing Ancient Nubia
Text by Lawrence M. Berman.

Digging for a lost civilization in the Nile Valley

Specially trained Egyptian photographers were an integral part of the pioneering Harvard–MFA expedition during the first half of the 20th century. Over the course of some 40 >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468546
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Hbk, 11.375 x 8.5 in. / 144 pgs / 80 duotone.
Pub Date: 06/19/2018 In stock


                          

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African Art
By Ezio Bassani.

An illustrated study of traditional and figurative art of Africa that reflects the continent’s rich artistic and cultural heritage. African Art explores the continent’s marvelous artistic achievements which share its roots with humanities origins. Sculpture >>more

Skira
ISBN 9788857208695
US $70.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 12 in. / 380 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 09/25/2012 In stock


African Futures
Edited by Lien Heidenreich, Sean O'Toole. Text by Achille Mbembe, Ntone Edjabe, et al. In this review, African artists, scholars and cultural producers share their positions on the future of literature, film, performance, the visual arts, music and science. Artists include Keziah Jones, Spoek Mathambo, Just A Band, Gato >>more

Kerber
ISBN 9783735601865
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 68 color / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 Out of stock


Contemporary African Art Since 1980
By Okwui Enwezor, Chika Okeke-Agulu. Contemporary African Art Since 1980 is the first major survey of the work of contemporary African artists from diverse situations, locations, and generations who work either in or outside of Africa, but whose practices engage >>more

Damiani
ISBN 9788862080927
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 366 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 11/30/2009 Out of stock


Europe in the Renaissance: Metamorphoses 1400–1600
Text by Bernard Aikema, Peter Burke, et al. The Renaissance experienced some of the most important advances in human history: the invention of the printing press using movable letters, the West's discovery of a continent and the formulation of a new view of >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775740739
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Pbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 336 color.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 In stock


Fiction Of Authenticity, A
Edited by Shannon Fitzgerald and Tumelo Mosaka. Essays by Okwui Enwezor, Salah Hassan, Gilane Tawadros, Orlando Britto Jinorio, Ery Camara. Foreword by Paul Ha. A Fiction of Authenticity presents seminal moments for challenging prevailing notions about interculturalism and postcolonial subjects. This full-color catalogue features specially commissioned work by 11 contemporary artists of African descent--each of whom lives and works >>more

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
ISBN 9780971219526
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Paperback, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 200 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 01/02/2004 In stock


Group Spirit: Wild Style
Edited by Javier Perés.

Premodern African art alongside contemporary art

Group Spirit is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists alongside works of unknown African artists. Many of the contemporary works in Group Spirit use rough, non-artistic materials that achieve >>more

Skira
ISBN 9788857233505
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 12 in. / 120 pgs / 113 color.
Pub Date: 09/12/2017 In stock


Paul Revere: Sons of Liberty Bowl
By Gerald W.R. Ward. American patriot Paul Revere is wrapped in the swirling mixture of myth and poetry through which history often descends, but as a craftsman and artist, he left behind more tangible traces as well. In this >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468324
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 56 pgs / 23 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 In stock


Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965–85
Introduction by Forent Mazzoleni.

Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé (born 1943) started his career in 1960, the year his country (then named République de Haute-Volta) gained independence from France.

Sanlé opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working >>more

Reel Art Press/Morton Hill
ISBN 9781909526525
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Hbk, 8 x 9.5 in. / 80 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock


Thomas Sully: George Washington and The Passage of the Delaware
By Elliot Bostwick Davis. On the night of December 25, 1776, George Washington led his ragged Continental Army through a snowstorm across the Delaware River, on the way to a surprise attack in New Jersey that would turn the >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468331
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 64 pgs / 25 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 In stock



                   

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | OUT OF PRINT

Africa Remix
Edited by Jean-Hubert Martin. Essays by Salah Hassan, David Elliott, Mahmood Mamdani, Manthia Diawara, Jean Loup Amselle, Marie-Christine Eyen», and Charlotte Boudon. Africa Remix is one of the only comprehensive publications on young contemporary art of the last decade in and from Africa. It features more than 80 artists from nearly 30 countries, well representing the geographic >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775714723
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Paperback, 9 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 240 color / 80 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/02/2005 Not available


An Anthology Of African Art: The Twentieth Century
Edited by Jean Loup Pivin and N'Gone Fall. Essays by Francisco d'Almeida, Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol, Joelle Busca, Sabine Cornelis, Elsbeth Court, N'Gone Fall, Etienne Feau, Till Forster, Joseph Gazari Seini, Joanna Grabski, Sigrid Horsch-Albert, Bennetta Jules-Rosette, George Kyeyune, Alexandra Loumpet-Galitzine, Marylin Martin, Elikia M'Bokolo, Adriano Mixinge, Simon Njami, Sylvester Ogbechie, Richard Pankhurst, Blaise Patrix, Thierry Payet, John Picton, Jean Loup Pivin, Sunanda K. Sanyal, Konjit Seyoum, Ousmane Sow Huchard, Yvonne Vera, Jean-Luc Vellut, Sue Williamson and Gaving Younge. The term "Modern African Art" is not an abuse of language. The 20th century has seen, but not properly documented, the birth, development, and maturation of contemporary art in sub-Saharan Africa, an art which was >>more

D.A.P./Editions Revue Noire
ISBN 9781891024382
US $80.00 CAN $95.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 408 pgs / 500 color / 51 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/02/2002 Not available


Art of the Senses
Text by Suzanne Preston Blier, Edmund Gaither, Michael Kan. How the “unique” look of African art captured the imagination of artists such as Picasso and Stieglitz is well known. But how do art aficionados today see African objects? And how does our view compare >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466597
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Clothbound, 9 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 04/02/2004 Not available


Double Consciousness
Edited by Valerie Cassel Oliver. Essays by Franklin Sirmans and Valerie Cassel Oliver, Charles Gaines and Adrian Piper. Foreword by Marti Mayo. Double Consciousness explores the conceptual art practices of African-American artists over the past 35 years, using as its underpinning, the "reflexive" nature of art-making which emerged with the avant-garde of the late 1960s. The exhibition >>more

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
ISBN 9780936080925
US $24.95 CAN $27.50 TRADE
Paperback, 8.5 x 10 in. / 112 pgs
Pub Date: 04/15/2005 Not available


New Identities: Contemporary Art From South Africa
Edited by Hans Günter Golinski and Sepp Hiekisch-Picard. Essays by Sello Duiker, David Koloane, Magdalena Krèner and Marilyn Martin. The era of Apartheid in South Africa came to an end with the first free elections in 1994. Since then, visual art has played an instrumental role in societal change--the quest for national identity is >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775714891
US $49.95 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.25 in. / 212 pgs / 117 color / 29 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/15/2005 Not available


Personal Affects
Edited by Sophie Perryer. Essays by David Brodie, Okwui Enwezor, Laurie Ann Farrell, Churchill Madikida, Tracy Murinik and Liese van der Watt. Season South Africa is a major program of contemporary visual and performing arts that runs from September 2004 through January 2005. Launched by the Museum for African Art and The Cathedral of St. John the >>more

Museum for African Art/Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
ISBN 9780945802426
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Paperback, 9 x 11.25 in. / 176 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 06/15/2004 Not available


Personal Affects: Volume Ii
Edited by Sophie Perryer. Essay by Steven Nelson. This 128-page supplement to the Personal Affects catalogue features photographs and an essay documenting the exhibition and performances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the Museum for African Art, New York. >>more

Museum for African Art/Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
ISBN 9780945802440
US $20.00 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.25 x 10.5 in. / 128 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 06/15/2005 Not available


The African Sniper Reader
Edited by Fernando Alvim, Heike Munder, Ulf Wuggenig, Essays by Oladélé Bamboyé, Mounir Fatmi, Kendell Geers, Loulou Cherinet, Simon Njami and Olu Oguibe. This anthology emerged from a series of solo exhibitions by Kendell Geers, Olu Oguibe, Oldadélé Bamgboyé, Mounir Fatmi and Loulou Cherinet--all artists with connections to Africa and living abroad. Reaching beyond the dialectic of difference >>more

JRP|Ringier/Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
ISBN 9783905701227
US $35.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005 Not available


Unpacking Europe
Edited by Iftikhar Dadi and Salah Hassan. Artists include: Willem Boshoff, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Heri Dono, Jimmie Durham, Coco Fusco, Ni Haifeng, Ken Lum, Keith Piper, Yinka Shonibare. How European is Europe? In Rotterdam, the 2001 Cultural Capital of Europe, curator Salah Hassan posed this question to 18 international artists. Yinka Shonibare, Jimmie Durham, Willem Boshoff, Heri Dono, Coco Fusco, Ni Haifeng, Ken >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789056622336
US $35.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Paperback, 9.5 x 6.75 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/02/2002 Not available


Yinka Shonibare: Double Dutch
Edited by Jaap Guldemond and Gabriele Mackert. Essays by Peter Bailey, Manthia Diawara, Achille Mbembe, Angela McRobbie, Onyema Offoedu-Okeke and John Picton. Interview with Jaap Guldemond and Gabriele Mackert. From the dandy with black skin to astronauts and aliens dressed in typical African colors and materials, Yinka Shonibare addresses issues of cultural identity in his artistic research with irony. The Nigerian-British artist seeks provocative >>more

nai010 publishers/Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen/Kunsthalle Wien
ISBN 9789056623678
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 160 pgs / 75 color / 25 b&w
Pub Date: 05/02/2004 Not available




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