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The black female body : a photographic history

Author: Deborah Willis; Carla Williams
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Searching for photographic images of black women, Deborah Willis and Carla Williams were startled to find them by the hundreds. In long-forgotten books, in art museums, in European and US archives and private collections, a hidden history of representation awaited discovery. The Black Female Body offers a stunning array of familiar and many virtually unknown photographs. Willis and Williams show how photographs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Willis; Carla Williams
ISBN: 1566399289 9781566399289
OCLC Number: 47045028
Description: xii, 228 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Colonial Conquest --
LaVenus Noire --
Ethnography, Photography, and the Grand Tour --
The Body at Labor --
World's Fairs and Expositions --
The National Geographic Aesthetic --
The Cultural Body --
The Noble Body --
The Conscious Body --
The Artist's Model --
Bawdy Bodies --
The Lesbian Body --
The Body at Labor, Revisited --
The Body Beautiful --
The New Negro in Photography --
Perception of Beauty --
The Construction of Beauty --
Autobiography of the Body --
Conclusion: Reclaiming Bodies and Images.
Responsibility: Deborah Willis, Carla Williams.

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"Searching for photographic images of black women, Deborah Willis and Carla Williams were startled to find them by the hundreds. In long-forgotten books, in art museums, in European and US archives and private collections, a hidden history of representation awaited discovery. The Black Female Body offers a stunning array of familiar and many virtually unknown photographs. Willis and Williams show how photographs reflected Western culture's fascination with black women's bodies, reinforcing beliefs about racial differences and hierarchies. The authors also show how the powerful images created by twentieth-century photographers increasingly challenged these false beliefs."--BOOK JACKET.

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