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Africa Rising

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Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa

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5641
6349
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Editors
Gestalten & Design Indaba
Format
24 × 30 cm
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Full color, hardcover, 336 pages
English
isbn
978-3-89955-641-4
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Vibrant, bold, and enigmatic. <i>Africa Rising</i> showcases the work of Africa’s young creatives alongside more established artists from the voluptuous continent’s vibrant metropolises.

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The African artistic spirit extends far beyond the canvas and studio; a new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fashion, photography, and architecture across Africa and abroad. While the colors, patterns, and crafts are profoundly rooted in African tradition, young designers infuse their creations with a delightfully discordant edge making them contemporary, unique, and truly pieces of African design.  

Africa Rising calls stereotypes and archaic clichés into question. A comprehensive portrait of Africa manifests from marrying Peter Mabeo’s furniture made from indigenous wood or Nobukho Nqaba’s body of photographic work that handles the themes of migration and foreignness through the clever use of every day objects or the publicly-minded architecture of David Adjaye with the up-and-coming threads of Selly Raby Kane’s energetic fashion line or the soundscapes of Spoek Mathambo’s Fantasma that fix Bantu lyrics to computerized beats.

Insightful essays from experts and artisans contextualize each portrait and provide insight into talented pioneers, outstanding projects, and the way craft can be a catalyst for social and economic developments. The volume is co-edited by Design Indaba: a multifaceted design platform that garners worldwide critical acclaim for their annual design conference held in Cape Town. Africa Rising celebrates the way art strengthens and unifies cultures and, most importantly, invokes the multi-faceted richness of Africa.

Explore Africa’s worldwide ripple effect of inspiration, creativity, and artistic community.

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Price Euro
€39.90
Price Dollar
$60.00
Price Pound
£40.00