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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a visual feast for the eyes, September 16, 2000
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This review is from: African Painted Houses: Basotho Dwellings of Southern Africa (Hardcover)
This book is full of wonderful photographs of African Painted houses. The verbage is complete in explaining the significance of the illustrations from a historical and present day view. This is a facinating rich culture. The use of patterns and color, and their meaning come together in an easy to understand format. This a book I can pick up and read for hours at a time or peruse for minutes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW - great book!!! Wonderful art, beautiful color pics, August 19, 2003
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This review is from: African Painted Houses: Basotho Dwellings of Southern Africa (Hardcover)
This is really a wonderful book! I bought it because it looked like it had nice color pictures, and it turned out they're fantastic! I'm an artist and I just LOVE these beautiful painted houses. It also looks like it has a lot of good information in the narrative, but so far all I've done is look at the great color pics. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Women's art as a poltical message, March 26, 2001
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This review is from: African Painted Houses: Basotho Dwellings of Southern Africa (Hardcover)
African Painted Houses is filled with not only beautiful photographs of dwellings, but reminds us of a time not to far ago where South Africa was filled with distress, social and political upheavel, and when women were meant to be at home. Women are still told to stay at home, and these African women took it upon themselves to go against the social status quo and speak there minds in an amazing artistic manner. African Painted Houses will enlighten you to the true nature of the protest against the Apartheid. When the African men were out fighting for independence and when the African men were prisoned and not home, who maintained the house? who maintained the continuing fight against the Apartheid...it was women. African painted Houses is an easy read and will fill your minds from a world that is so far from ours but the messages are so close to the heart. Women have voices and in this book, women's voices are projected into a beautiful masterpieces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking, December 2, 2012
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This review is from: African Painted Houses: Basotho Dwellings of Southern Africa (Hardcover)
Basotho (a region of South Africa) painted houses are like nothing else on earth. Simple designs, strong colors. The book is beautifully printed.
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African Painted Houses: Basotho Dwellings of Southern Africa
African Painted Houses: Basotho Dwellings of Southern Africa by Gary Van Wyk (Hardcover - March 30, 1998)
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