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Ever since Picasso and the cubists integrated African sculpture into their art the powerful forms, and the traces of the artisan's handwork of earth tones of indigenous art have inspired modernist interiors.
One of the reasons that the furniture, ceramics, basket work and textiles of tribal cultures is so appealing today is directly linked to modernist design principles: everything is functional, although extraordinary aesthetic skills are applied to even the most utilitarian object.
The beautifully photographed decorative ideas presented in this volume show how you can create a sophisticated modern look at home by employing the bold sculptural forms, rich earth colors and sensual textures inspired by Africa to dramatic effect. Focusing on the materials, patterns and textures of exotic sources, African Style presents a wide variety of contemporary and imaginative designs in a well-structured framework that will help you build up your own schemes with creative flair. 175 illustrations in color.