'Art of the South African Townships'

'Art of the South African Townships'

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"Art, politics and social circumstances are often closely linked; but nowhere today are they more inextricably connected, or more keenly exposed to the gaze of the rest of the world, than in the black townships of South Africa. The art discussed and illustrated in Gavin Young's remarkable book is born directly from a society in the throes of a major political conflict, and forms a fundamental part of a people's struggle to maintain dignity and identity in an impossible situation.

Yet from this climate of racial strife and suffering, a vigorous and exciting art is emerging. It draws on many influences and traditions, including those of western Europe as well as native African. Its forms, too, are diverse and eclectic, from painting and sculpture to ceramics and murals."

Art of the South Africa Townships includes a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

 

21 x 27 cm | 96 pages | softcover