At Home In Africa
Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity In Domestic Settings
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
This fixed-format eBook is a facsimile of the print version of the exhibition catalogue, At Home in Africa. Directed towards those interested in African homes and lifestyles, as well as designers seeking new inspiration, Its initial six chapters explore homes, interiors, furnishings, tools, storage objects, cooking and serving utensils, leisure items, sacred objects and dress from throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Following this overview, ten ethnic groups' households (Tuareg, Fulani, Hausa, Bamana, Nupe, Akan, Yoruba, Cameroon Grassfields, Kuba and Zulu) are explored in greater depth. Hundreds of photographs feature household objects from houses to furniture, dolls to fans, shoes to pottery, as well as their historic and contemporary contexts. Introduction; bibliography. 313 pages, over 800 photos, maps and illustrations.