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Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists

Author: Lisa E Farrington
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Creating Their Own Image marks the first comprehensive history of African-American women artists, from slavery to the present day. Using an analysis of stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans in western art and culture as a springboard, Lisa E. Farrington here richly details hundreds of important works--many of which deliberately challenge these same identity myths, of the carnal Jezebel, the asexual Mammy,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa E Farrington
ISBN: 019516721X 9780195167214
OCLC Number: 53144618
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation, Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Description: 354 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The image --
Creativity and the era of slavery --
The nineteenth-century professional vanguard --
The Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro --
The New Negro and the New Deal --
Civil rights and Black power --
Black feminist art --
Abstract explorations --
Conceptualism : art as idea --
Vernacular artists : against the odds --
Postmodern pluralism --
"Post-black" art and the new millennium.
Responsibility: Lisa E. Farrington.
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Covers major themes in African major artistic movements, such as abstract art, vernacular art and postmodernism in painting, sculpture, and other forms. This book presents an argument that for  Read more...

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