Heroes: Principles of African Greatness (Hardcover)

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A profound artistic exploration of African leadership.
Be your best. This is the quest that the greatest of heroes model for us. Through their journeys, struggles, and triumphs, these individuals exemplify values that we celebrate in tales of heroic accomplishment—epics that outlast heroes themselves. Heroes: Principles of African Greatness features a selection of masterworks that tells the stories of key heroic principles and people in Africa’s arts and history.
Featuring nearly fifty artworks from more than forty artists, Heroes invites readers to consider the core values of leadership—justice, integrity, generosity, and empathy—embodied in selected artworks. Each piece is paired with an African “hero in history,” who embodies the thematic value shown in the artwork. Designed with a stunning comics-inspired layout that blends stories of art and artists with historical figures both recognizable and lesser known, this book aims to reach readers with a range of interests—including those inspired by the sixty-song playlist that is integrated into the text. Heroes provides a look into unique, compelling, and specific historical African stories.

About the Author

Kevin D. Dumouchelle joined the National Museum of African Art in October 2016 after a decade as a curator for the Brooklyn Museum. He has written widely on contemporary and historical African art, including the book Power Incarnate: Allan Stone’s Collection of Sculpture from the Congo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783777438825
ISBN-10: 3777438820
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
Publication Date: January 19th, 2023
Pages: 264