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Providing a wealth of views on African glossy and Modernist paintings from the mid-nineteenth century to the current, this new significant other gains essays through African, ecu, and North American authors who investigate the paintings of person artists in addition to exploring broader topics akin to discoveries of recent applied sciences and globalization.

• A pioneering continent-based evaluation of recent paintings and modernity throughout Africa
• comprises unique and formerly unpublished fieldwork-based material
• good points new and complicated theoretical arguments concerning the nature of modernity and Modernism
• Addresses a generally stated hole within the literature on African artwork

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10. Changes in Artistic Techniques Related to Taste Changes in the taste or fashion of a group of consumers can be complex. Many non-linear and interactive factors can influence such developments. Indeed, at times, a factor of limited importance during an initial phase can determine the entire change. Generally, one’s taste is related to one’s appreciation of beauty and one’s outlook on the quality of life. It can change radically along with works of art, the appeal of which is often determined by particular visions and beliefs about existence.

The Early Medieval transition provides a chance to gain an even more fascinating insight into the nature of technological change, in a society “after complexity”—one that has entered an economically depressed period. In such cases, the technological profile of a culture is not same as for a society pre-complexity—there are pockets of conserved brilliance amidst evidence of simplification, all of which demands specific contextual explanation. Yet, just as in Late Antiquity, wider general pressures can be identified that influenced technological change, such as the collapse of market systems during prolonged military conflict.

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