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Legacy: Jewelry Techniques of West Africa [Hardcover]
Author: Matthieu Cheminée and Tim McCreight Category: Jewelry Publisher: Brynmorgen Press ISBN: 1929565526
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In this beautiful and personal volume, readers are invited to visit the sparse market stalls, examine the heirloom tools and meet the craftsmen responsible for the living tradition of jewelry in West Africa. Legacy offers step-by-step investigations into many working processes as well as fascinating anecdotes and biographies of the artists. The book is illustrated with hundreds of beautiful photographs and offers access to a world not often visited by outsiders. Equally relevant as an instructional guide and as a profound glimpse into the artistic heritage of Africa, this book adds something fresh and dynamic to the academic world.