Presents the work of 15 contemporary Ethiopian artists and looks at Ethiopia's artistic traditions from the perspective of various countries and academic disciplines. Art traditions are introduced through the lives and works of individuals who create the objects that are central to the physical and spiritual well-being of the communities in which they live. Essays give primacy to the artists, viewing them as individuals and members of specific communities. B&w photos allow a rare glimpse into Ethiopian life and work, and color photos showcase art objects.
Publisher: Michigan State University Museum and University of Washington Press
Year of Publication: 1999
Location: East Lansing and Seattle