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Making race : modernism and "racial art" in America

Author: Jacqueline Francis
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Malvin Gray Johnson, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Max Weber were three New York City artists whose work was popularly assigned to the category of "racial art" in the interwar years of the twentieth century. The term was widely used by critics and the public at the time, and was an unexamined, unquestioned category for the work of non-whites (such as Johnson, an African American), non-Westerners (such as Kuniyoshi, a
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Malvin Gray Johnson; Yasuo Kuniyoshi; Max Weber; Malvin Gray Johnson; Yasuo Kuniyoshi; Max Weber; Malvin Gray Johnson; Yasuo Kuniyoshi; Max Weber
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Francis
ISBN: 9780295991450 0295991453
OCLC Number: 713189786
Notes: "A McLellan book"--T.p.
Description: xiv, 250 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The meanings of modernism --
Making race in American religious painting --
Type/face/mask: racial portraiture --
The race of landscape --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Francis.
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