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Seeing the unspeakable : the art of Kara Walker

Author: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining Walker's striking silhouettes, evocative gouache drawings, and dynamic prints, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw analyzes the inspiration for and reception of four of Walker's pieces: 'The End of Uncle Tom and the Grand Allegorical Tableau of Eva in Heaven, ' 'John Brown, ' 'A Means to an End, ' and 'Cut.' She offers an overview of Walker's life and career, and contextualizes her art within the history of African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shaw, Gwendolyn DuBois, 1968-
Seeing the unspeakable.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)606177791
Online version:
Shaw, Gwendolyn DuBois, 1968-
Seeing the unspeakable.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607381392
Named Person: Kara Elizabeth Walker; Kara Elizabeth Walker; Kara Elizabeth Walker; Kara Walker; Kara Walker; Kara Walker
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
ISBN: 0822333619 9780822333616 0822333961 9780822333968
OCLC Number: 55008318
Description: xii, 195 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Tracing race and representation --
The "rememory" of slavery --
The lactation of John Brown --
Censorship and reception --
Final cut.
Responsibility: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw.
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The first book analyzing the artistic production and critical reception of Kara Walker, a young African-American artist whose controversial work deals with unsettling themes of racism  Read more...

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