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“Argones” and “African Art”: Two Stunning Titles from Rizzoli

Beautiful to look at, amazing to read, “Argones” and “African Art” are two wondrous titles that belong in a place of prominence on your bookshelf or coffee table.

“Argones” by Miguel Angel Aragones (Rizzoli, $75.00, 448 pages) is loaded with 300 masterful color photographs showcasing the work of the man who has an international reputation as an architect with modernist leanings and lighting touches that are incredibly creative. Dreamy and captivating photos of the work of this master, many of them from Mexico City, are merged in this terrific tome with insights provided in essays on his work and architecture in general.  HIGHLY NOTABLE.

“African Art” by Ezio Bassani (Skira/Rizzoli,$70.00, 303 pages) takes one into the magical and mystical world of sculpture from parts of “the Dark Continent.” It is so refreshing to come across a book like this presenting art not created for the art market but art created for art’s sake. We see figures, masks, utensils - - some in wood, a few in ivory, some in metal and terracotta sculptures that have been unearthed over the past few decades. For African art lovers, for art lovers, for great book afficianados -  “African Art” is the book for you.

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Web: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~frommer/travel.htm.

This Article is Copyright © 1995 - 2012 by Harvey and Myrna Frommer.  All rights reserved worldwide.

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