Art for Nigerian Children. With Emphasis on the Creative Use of Local Materials.

Ibadan, Nigeria: Ministry of Education, Western Nigeria, Ohio University, 1963. Oblong octavo. 143, (2)pp. A delightfully illustrated guidebook for instructors teaching art in Nigerian schools. Reproduced photographs and line drawings provide visual aids as the reader learns about various techniques incorporate in the classroom, and, interestingly, why it is important to include them. The book, as the title states, emphasizes the use of local materials and the incorporation of Nigerian aesthetics and culture into the curriculum. The book appears only three years after Nigeria gained its independence from Great Britain, and this emphasis on local and national pride indicates the continuance of the pro-independence wave. Bound in quarter orange cloth with buckram-covered boards. Title stamped in black to upper cover. Scant exterior rubbing, printing error has caused a crease to page 81/82, else near fine. Item #32132

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