Contemporary Design Africa

CelebratesAfrican design today through the beautiful objects created by its mostsophisticated makers

Contemporary Design Africa

Finally a book on African design that celebrates the contemporary! It is packed with works that show how the continents rich array of craft traditions are being preserved and revived with an exciting contemporary twist. An introductory section identifies the sophistication, vitality, diversity and soulfulness of the past that is now being harnessed to develop a contemporary African identity. Sections on furniture, textiles, ceramics, basketry and lighting bring together the work of respected designers, makers and organizations based on the African continent or part of the diaspora. Celebrating the wider changes occurring across Africa, the fifty or so designers and crafters included have been chosen for their innovative approach to creating sophisticated products. Many of the pieces demonstrate how sustainability and recycling are often of the utmost importance. The book is completed by a glossary and bibliography.

World Graphic Design

This collection brings together designers who have sought to combine traditional forms of cultural expression with modern media, to use design for effective political and social comment, and, above all, to expand the potential of graphic ...

World Graphic Design

World Graphic Design is the first-ever survey of contemporary design and designers outside the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America and Australasia. Divided into four sections, each corresponding to a major geographical zone - Africa, the Far East, Latin America and the Middle East - it offers a groundbreaking survey of work being carried out today within the most popular genres of graphic design: posters, book and album covers, packaging and promotion. This collection brings together designers who have sought to combine traditional forms of cultural expression with modern media, to use design for effective political and social comment, and, above all, to expand the potential of graphic design within their own countries.

Making Africa

This is a book about the future of Africa and about a new, more open way of understanding design - which means it is also a book about what design can achieve in the 21st century.

Making Africa

Over the past decade, Africa has experienced a tremendous political, economic and technological transformation. Spearheading this shift is a new generation of entrepreneurs and doers who have opened up a fresh view of this vast and diverse continent, using the Internet to make themselves visible. Developed in collaboration with renowned curator Okwui Enwezor, "Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design" embraces this new perspective, seeking to reveal the continent as a thinktank and investigating the intriguing possibility of a new understanding of design. It focuses on a generation of African designers, architects and artists who transcend the boundaries between design, art, photography, architecture and urbanism. Utilizing traditional techniques as comfortably as new media such as Facebook and mobile banking systems, these designers are establishing a new design identity-and thus a new future-for the continent. "Making Africa" examines everyday life through such items as furniture, posters, fashion garments and accessories, including J.D. Okhai Ojejkere's "Nigerian hairstyles" and Cyrus Kabiru's eyewear sculptures as well as the objects of Cheick Diallo, fashion by Buki Akib, the photographs of Mário Macilau and Okhai Ojeikere, the architecture of Francis Kéré, the animation art of Robin Rhode and many other creations of designers from different disciplines. Grounding these new movements in a larger historical context, "Making Africa" also takes a look at the first generation of postcolonial Africa.

A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945

African cultures were (and often still are) characterized as traditional rather than
contemporary or coeval in Western imagination (Rovine 2015, pp. 17–18). Thus,
the “imagined Africa” created through the work of such prominent designers ...

A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945

A critical overview of contemporary design and its place within the broader context of art history A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945 introduces readers to a collection of specially commissioned essays exploring the complex areas of design that emerged through the latter half of the twentieth century, design history, design methods, design studies and more recently, design thinking. The book delivers a thoughtful overview of all design disciplines and also strives to stimulate inter-disciplinary debate and examine unconsidered convergences among design applications in different fields. By offering a new perspective on design, the articles assembled here present a challenging account of the boundaries between design history and its cognate disciplines, especially art history. The volume comprises five sections—Time, Place, Space, Objects and Audiences—that discuss environments for design and how we interact with designed objects and spaces. Notable features include: 24 new essays reflecting the current state of design history and theory, and examining developments on a global basis Contributions by eminent scholars and practitioners from around the globe Enriched throughout with illustrations A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945 provides a new and thought-provoking revision of our conception and understanding of contemporary design that will be essential reading for students at both undergraduate and graduate levels as well as researchers and teachers working in design history, theory and practice, and in related fields.

Flow of Forms Forms of Flow

Curated by Lowery Stokes Sims and Leslie KingHammond, The Global Africa
Project explored a broad spectrum of contemporary African art, design and craft
around the world.16 “Through furniture, architecture, textiles, fashion, jewelry, ...

Flow of Forms   Forms of Flow

As a teenager, I spent my time wondering why in sci-fi movies, every landscape, every object I could see was Western or Asian based. I've finally understood that somewhere our legacy had been locked in the past, that we couldn't be "futuristic" in the eyes of our fellow Europeans. We have to look behind our shoulders, get back to our traditions, seize the best of them and shape a future with it. This without forgetting we are part of the world, totally, unquestionably. The future is for me not only a matter of dialogue with the past, but and beyond everything a dialogue with the rest of the planet. Kossi Aguessy How is it possible to adequately capture histories of design in Africa, a continent with fifty-four countries? How can one avoid producing just another essentialising master narrative of "African Design"? How can one make sense of the many entangled yet often asymmetric and sometimes ambivalent histories of form-finding processes between Africa and Europe? In keeping with the premises of a global art and design history approach, the book offers a change of perspective: focusing on the mobility of people, objects and ideas - on flows between Africa and Europe as well as on a South-South axis - allows for multiple yet necessarily fragmented design histories to be identified and recognised. The contributors trace multi-faceted design case studies from a historical perspective, with attention to the present as well as towards possible futures.

Contemporary African Fashion

This book puts Africa at the intersection of world cultures and globalized identities, displaying the powerful creative force and impact of newly emerging styles.

Contemporary African Fashion

African fashion is as diverse and dynamic as the continent and the people who live there. This book puts Africa at the intersection of world cultures and globalized identities, displaying the powerful creative force and impact of newly emerging styles. Richly illustrated with color photographs, this book showcases haute couture for the African continent.--[book cover]

African Prints

The printed designs include abstract, floral, pictorial, animal and figural themes. The fabric is contemporary, most made of cotton in Africa commercially, and many designs are adaptations of traditional African woven textiles.

African Prints

The printed designs include abstract, floral, pictorial, animal and figural themes. The fabric is contemporary, most made of cotton in Africa commercially, and many designs are adaptations of traditional African woven textiles.

Critical Terms for the Study of Africa

African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design. New Brunswick, NJ:
Rutgers University Press. Harney, Elizabeth. 2004. Art, Politics, and the Avant-
Garde in Senegal, 1960–1995. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. “Inscribing ...

Critical Terms for the Study of Africa

For far too long, the Western world viewed Africa as unmappable terrain—a repository for outsiders’ wildest imaginings. This problematic notion has had lingering effects not only on popular impressions of the region but also on the development of the academic study of Africa. Critical Terms for the Study of Africa considers the legacies that have shaped our understanding of the continent and its place within the conceptual grammar of contemporary world affairs. Written by a distinguished group of scholars, the essays compiled in this volume take stock of African studies today and look toward a future beyond its fraught intellectual and political past. Each essay discusses one of our most critical terms for talking about Africa, exploring the trajectory of its development while pushing its boundaries. Editors Gaurav Desai and Adeline Masquelier balance the choice of twenty-five terms between the expected and the unexpected, calling for nothing short of a new mapping of the scholarly field. The result is an essential reference that will challenge assumptions, stimulate lively debate, and make the past, present, and future of African Studies accessible to students and teachers alike.

Educating Citizen Designers in South Africa

Educating Citizen Designers in South Africa is the first book of its kind to appear in post-apartheid South Africa and it is therefore both overdue and extremely welcome.

Educating Citizen Designers in South Africa

Educating Citizen Designers in South Africa is the first book of its kind to appear in post-apartheid South Africa and it is therefore both overdue and extremely welcome. The book aims at sharing critical citizenship design teaching and learning pedagogies by including contributions from a range of design educators, and one student, who work in different design disciplines, such as architecture, graphic and product design. Critical citizenship education is explicated in relation to a range of theories and new and existing models. Numerous contemporary case studies and examples of design projects from a range of South African Higher Education Institutions are included. As such, a variety of perspectives emerge, including the consensual, where the aim of critical citizenship education is viewed as promoting social justice, shared values and critical thinking, to the conflicting ? where critiques are levelled against conceptions of critical citizenship education. Contentious, contesting and contradictory views are inevitable and necessary given the South African context as it is only in open debate that the one point of agreement among the authors, the need for social change, can be worked towards. -Prof Deirdre Pretorius, Univeristy of Johannesburg

The Art of Beadwork

A renowned jewelry designer offers beaders a look at beadwork from across the world, from the ancient to the modern, and includes twenty-four beautiful projects inspired by museum-quality works from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

The Art of Beadwork

A renowned jewelry designer offers beaders a look at beadwork from across the world, from the ancient to the modern, and includes twenty-four beautiful projects inspired by museum-quality works from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Original.

Fashion Illustration Africa

Given a voice by social media and the internet's democratizing, border-crossing abilities, this is a young and digitally savvy generation who are also championing diversity in a global industry that tends to be defined by one model of ...

Fashion Illustration Africa

Discover Africa's rising generation of fashion illustrators who are bringing diversity to the industry. Fashion Illustration Africa is a vibrant, visually inspiring sourcebook that presents the work of 23 dynamic fashion illustrators and designers drawn from across Africa and the diaspora, whose work is shaping what has until now been a virtually non-existent commercial industry across the continent. Given a voice by social media and the internet's democratizing, border-crossing abilities, this is a young and digitally savvy generation who are also championing diversity in a global industry that tends to be defined by one model of beauty and style.

Management Principles

This book is widely prescribed by institutions and will be the preferred book of many major businesses for use in their management and leadership training programmes.

Management Principles

The challenges presented by the fast-changing business environment require that organisations find new and innovative ways to respond in order to improve performance. The contemporary manager has to integrate new information technology, manage diversity, accommodate stakeholders' often conflicting claims, deal with the threat that HIV/AIDS poses to the workforce and comply with charters such as the Mining Charter. The list of challenges has become almost endless. As well as exposing the reader to the traditional management functions, namely planning, organising, leading and controlling, this edition also deals with the most recent challenges that managers have to face. As a response to the increasing complexity of the business environment, this book deals with ethical issues in management, corporate governance, strategy maps, the resource-based view of an organisation as well as mentorship, and coaching. Key lectures include: Relevant examples taken from South African and African organisations; Numerous illustrations with informative graphics, diagrams and charts; A logical structure to aid accessibility; Case studies, discussion questions MCQs at the end of each chapter; Multimedia support materials for prescribing institutions. This book is widely prescribed by institutions and will be the preferred book of many major businesses for use in their management and leadership training programmes.

A Companion to Modern African Art

The resources that were drawn upon included myth, masquerade, and folktale,
body painting and textile design, village ... to the 1850s, and this is the “stuff” of
the current subdiscipline that has come to be known as “contemporary African art
”!

A Companion to Modern African Art

Offering a wealth of perspectives on African modern and Modernist art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, this new Companion features essays by African, European, and North American authors who assess the work of individual artists as well as exploring broader themes such as discoveries of new technologies and globalization. A pioneering continent-based assessment of modern art and modernity across Africa Includes original and previously unpublished fieldwork-based material Features new and complex theoretical arguments about the nature of modernity and Modernism Addresses a widely acknowledged gap in the literature on African Art

Bauhaus 1919 1933

1921 CHRISTOPHER WILK ne An example of Bauhaus student work , the “
African ” chair is the earliest surviving piece ... texture and irregular abstract
design depart from the usual aesthetic conventions of contemporary European
weaving .

Bauhaus 1919 1933

The Bauhaus, the school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, brought together artists, architects and designers in an extraordinary conversation about modern art. Bauhaus 1919-1933, published to accompany a major multimedia exhibition at MoMA, is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject by MoMA since 1938 and offers a new generational perspective on the 20th century's most influential experiment in artistic education. It brings together works in a broad range of mediums, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and costume design, and painting and sculpture - many of which have rarely if ever been seen outside of Germany. Featuring about 400 colour plates and a rich range of documentary images, this publication includes two overarching images by the exhibition's curators, Leah Dickerman and Barry Bergdoll, concise interpretive essays on key objects by over twenty leading scholars, and an illustrated, narrative chronology.

Twentieth Century Design

Jonathan M. Woodham, Jonathan M. (Director of the Design History Research
Centre Woodham, Director of the ... Art and Architecture of Africa Peter Garlake
African Art John Picton Contemporary African Art Olu Oguibe African-American
Art ...

Twentieth Century Design

Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility

Africa in Contemporary Perspective

... ensuring African-centred perspectives in all aspects of the production and
dissemination of knowledge.1 In addition to its foremost task of research, it was
also to design and coordinate an introductory, multidisciplinary course on Africa
which ...

Africa in Contemporary Perspective

An important feature of Ghanaian tertiary education is the foundational African Studies Programme which was initiated in the early 1960s. Unfortunately hardly any readers exist which bring together a body of knowledge on the themes, issues and debates which inform and animate research and teaching in African Studies particularly on the African continent. This becomes even more important when we consider the need for knowledge on Africa that is not Eurocentric or sensationalised, but driven from internal understandings of life and prospects in Africa. Dominant representations and perceptions of Africa usually depict a continent in crisis. Rather than buying into external representations of Africa, with its 'lacks' and aspirations for Western modernities, we insist that African scholars in particular should be in the forefront of promoting understanding of the pluri-lingual, overlapping, and dense reality of life and developments on the continent, to produce relevant and usable knowledge. Continuing and renewed interest in Africa's resources, including the land mass, economy, minerals, visual arts and performance cultures, as well as bio-medical knowledge and products, by old and new geopolitical players, obliges African scholars to transcend disciplinary boundaries and to work with each other to advance knowledge and uses of those resources in the interests of Africa's people.

Organization Theory and Design

vision for the first edition of Organization Theory and Design prepared specifically
for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) is to explore
contemporary issues in organization design using both classic ideas and
theories and ...

Organization Theory and Design

The market-leading textbook on organization theory reaches a new level with Richard L. Daft being joined by Jonathan Murphy and Hugh Willmott (both Cardiff Business School) to provide an unparalleled resource for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). After listening to the requirements of lecturers, the authors have added diverse global examples – featuring such organizations as AirAsia, Philips NV, Carrefour, Bedlam Games and Circus Oz – and cases supplied from a range of international academics. Students will benefit from a boosted critical focus, carefully threaded into the hallmark structure using a new “Counterpoint” feature, while a fully adapted set of lecturer and student resources makes this the complete textbook for modern courses.

Contemporary Issues in Maternal Health Care in Africa

The design and the organization of a maternity records system should have as its
objective the fulfilment of the functions enumerated above. An evaluation of the
system should be based on the extent to which the system has been able to ...

Contemporary Issues in Maternal Health Care in Africa


A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

At this time most architectural design in Africa was still being undertaken by
colonists whose education and cultural bias was grounded in Western
modernism. The few local architects, such as Olowole Olumuyiwa in Nigeria,
were educated ...

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.