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The art of history : African American women artists engage the past

Author: Lisa Gail Collins
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title examines the work of contemporary African-American women artists, focusing on four problems that recur when these artists confront their histories.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Gail Collins
ISBN: 0813530210 9780813530215 0813530229 9780813530222
OCLC Number: 47844580
Description: xii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: A visual paradox: art and aesthetics in African American thought. --
Historic retrievals: confronting visual evidence and the imaging of truth. --
Economies of the flesh: representing the Black female body in art. --
Visible roots and visual routes: art, Africanisms, and the Sea Islands. --
Brown crayons and Black dolls: the art of coming of age.
Responsibility: Lisa Gail Collins.
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Examines the work of contemporary African-American women artists, focusing on four "problems" that recur when these artists confront their histories: the documentation of truth; the status of the  Read more...

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