Book Review

African Forms

The Traditional Design and Function of Objects

by Marc Ginsberg

This groundbreaking book features objects from the Marc and Denyse Ginzberg Collection, widely acknowledged as one of the most important private collections of non figurative African Art. The Ginzbergs focused specifically on beautiful utilitarian objects of great quality.

The objects are grouped by function: household items, textiles, musical instruments. weapons, jewelery, textiles and more. They feature an integration of material and spiritual life, and above all, are great art objects, pure representations of form. Beautiful photographs and easily readable explanatory text make this a great entry point for anyone interested in African material culture.

This book is also a great resource for anyone interested in design. These primal beautiful forms speak a universal language that can inspire and educate all of us