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Posing beauty : African American images, from the 1890s to the present

Author: Deborah Willis
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Showcases portrait photography of African Americans taken from the 1890s through the 2000s, along with text discussing the evolution of the idea of beauty for men and women.
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Genre/Form: History
Portraits
Bildband
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Willis
ISBN: 9780393066968 0393066967
OCLC Number: 310224903
Description: xxxi, 243 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Constructing a pose --
Body and image --
Modeling beauty and beauty contests --
Color plates.
Responsibility: Deborah Willis.
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Long overlooked in American culture, African American beauty finally get its due in this landmark work.  Read more...

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"Drawing on 10 years of research and photos from archives, galleries, photographers, friends, and family, Willis reflects the broad spectrum of images of beauty over more than a century. She examines Read more...

 
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