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The black female body : a photographic history

Author: Deborah Willis; Carla Williams
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print 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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Willis; Carla Williams
ISBN: 1566399289 9781566399289
OCLC Number: 47045028
Description: xii, 228 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 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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A history of the black woman's image, this work offers an array of photographs, showing how photographs reflected and reinforced Western culture's fascination with black women's bodies. It also  Read more...

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"This publicationocopiously illustrated and rigorously researchedodemonstrates the complexities of deconstructing images of females of African descent within the medium of photography. Deborah Willis Read more...

 
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