This book is partly a reprint of a publication first produced by the Department of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1971. Since that time interest in tie-dye cloth has fluctuated between something done in places of education for fun or learning, and the more serious interests of the fashion conscious clothing industry. Nancy Stanfield's chapter still remains one of the most ..
A provocative and revealing account of Chanel that explores her dalliances with bisexuality, drugs and an affair with a Nazi spy. Coco Chanel was many things to many people. Raised in emotional and financial poverty, she became one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. She was mistress to aristocrats, artists and spies. She broke rules of style and decorum, seducing both men and women,..
Nigerian Artistry illustrates all the major arts in their historical and social contexts, and, in the process depicts their norms and values. Above all, the beauty and dynamism in Nigerian Arts are manifest. The Author has undertaken the task with wide knowledge and genuine enthusiasm. Both in descriptions and illustrations, the author shows the close connection between the arts and culture of a s..
An expert and comprehensive new reference book on the life and works of influential artist, engineer, inventor and scientist Leonardo Da Vinci. Offers a vivid and lively exploration of the artist's personal life, travel, artistic influences and historical context in Renaissance Italy. Survey Leonardo's significant works including his magnificent paintings and inventions as well a..
An expert and detailed account of the painter Claude Monet, one of the key founders of the Impressionist movement and arguably the most influential painter of modern times. An insightful biography tells the story of his life, the historical context of society at the time, and his relationships with Renoir, Sisley and Manet. Features a beautiful gallery of all Claude Monet's most significant works ..
This publication is the first comprehensive overview of Nok terra cotta sculptures, discovered in an area of modern day Nigeria known as the cradle of Africa's monumental sculpture. Excavations over the last fifteen years have uncovered many hundred terra cotta and fragments which were central to rites performed in the Nok civilisation 2,500 years ago: the oldest known figurative sculptures south ..