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Delivering a wealth of views on African glossy and Modernist paintings from the mid-nineteenth century to the current, this new spouse positive factors essays by way of African, eu, and North American authors who verify the paintings of person artists in addition to exploring broader subject matters corresponding to discoveries of latest applied sciences and globalization.

• A pioneering continent-based overview of contemporary paintings and modernity throughout Africa
• comprises unique and formerly unpublished fieldwork-based material
• positive aspects new and intricate theoretical arguments concerning the nature of modernity and Modernism
• Addresses a greatly stated hole within the literature on African artwork

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