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The image of the Black in western art

Author: David Bindman; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Karen C C Dalton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press : In collaboration with the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research ; [Houston, Tex.] : Menil Collection, 2010-
Series: Image of the Black in Western art
Edition/Format:   Book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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In The 1960s, as a response to segregation in the United States, the influential art patron Dominique de Menil began a research project and photo archive called The Image of the Black in Western Art. Now, fifty years later, as the first American president of African American descent serves his historic term in office, her mission has been re-invigorated through the collaboration of Harvard University Press and the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bindman; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Karen C C Dalton
ISBN: 9780674052710 0674052714 0674052587 9780674052581 0674052560 9780674052567 0674052617 9780674052611 0674052625 9780674052628 0674052633 9780674052635 9780674052598 0674052595 9780674052604 0674052609 9780674052673 0674052676 9780674052697 9780674052697 0674052692
OCLC Number: 555658364
Description: volumes <1-5, pt. 1> : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: v. 1. From the Pharaohs to the fall of the Roman Empire --
v. 2. pt. 1. From the early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery": from the demonic threat to the incarnation of sainthood --
v. 2. pt. 2. From the early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery" : Africans in the Christian ordinance of the world --
v. 3. pt. 1. From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition : artists of the Renaissance and Baroque --
v. 3. pt. 2. From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition : Europe and the world beyond --
v. 3. pt. 3. From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition : the eighteenth century --
v. 4. pt. 1. From the American Revolution to World War I : slaves and liberators --
v. 4. pt. 2. From the American Revolution to World War I : Black models and White myths --
v. 5. pt. 1. The twentieth century : the impact of Africa --
v. 5. pt. 2. The Twentieth Century: the Rise of Black Artists.
Series Title: Image of the Black in Western art
Responsibility: David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., general editors ; Karen C.C. Dalton, associate editor.

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