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The homoerotic photography of Carl Van Vechten : public face, private thoughts

Author: James Smalls
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on homoerotic, interracial male nudes and discusses the images in the context of primitivism's relationship to modernism, camp sensibility and theatricality, white privilege and exotic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Portraits
Named Person: Carl Van Vechten; Van Vechten; Carl Van Vechten; Carl Van Vechten
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Smalls
ISBN: 1592133053 9781592133055
OCLC Number: 61704861
Description: viii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1 Days in the Darkroom: Developing a Love Affair with Photography 21 --
2 Van Vechten and the Awakening of Black and Gay Harlem 37 --
3 Lure of the Primitive and Loss of Self 59 --
4 Parallel Desires/Divergent Means 75 --
5 Van Vechten's Interracial "Pas de Deux" 85 --
6 Inside Van Vechten's Camp 99 --
7 The Scrapbooks 111 --
8 New Racial and Interracial Strategies in a Post-Van Vechten World 119 --
9 Forever the "Intrepid Abolitionist" 139.
Responsibility: James Smalls.

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