Art of Daily Life Portable Objects from Southern Africa
The Art of Daily Life
Portable Objects from Southern Africa
By Constantine Petridis
Contribution by Karel Nel
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2011
  • Price: $30.00
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 11 14
  • ISBN: 88-7439-578-7
  • EAN: 9788874395781
  • Page Count: 112
  • Illustrations: 100 full-color and 50 b&w illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: US & Canada

Published to accompany an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, this book showcases 85 exceptional works from Southern Africa. Whether figurative or abstract, carved out of wood, ivory, or horn, or made of cloth, glass beads, or clay, these exquisitely designed functional objects include snuff containers, pipes, headrests, staffs, sticks, beer vessels, and beaded garments.

About the author

Constantine Petridis is curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art and adjunct professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Karel Nel is associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.