by Louis Perrois
5 continents editions. Visions of Africa Series. New. 156 pp., paperback, 63/4 x 11 in. 64 colour ills. and 15 b/w ills. ISBN 88-7439-295-8. Fang art is one of the most emblematic of all the arts of Black Africa and notably ever since they were discovered by Braque, Picasso and others before 1914. This immediate fame of a few effigies in dark wood of the byeri, and the large faces, whitened with kaolin, of the mysterious ngil paradoxically led to a certain ignorance about the manifold resources of the imaginary of the six Fang sub-groups geographically distributed between Yaoundé to the north and the Ogooué to the south. Envisaged in this book from a global point of view, all the Fang artefacts having a social, ritual or symbolic characterstatuettes or separate heads related
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