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Douglas, Aaron

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Works: 146 works in 196 publications in 3 languages and 3,262 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Fiction  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Editor, Artist
Classifications: PS3519.O2625, 741.6092
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Aaron Douglas : art, race, and the Harlem Renaissance by Amy Helene Kirschke( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) is the leading visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance, the first African-American to explore modernism and to reflect African art in his paintings, murals, and illustrations. For Douglas, the movement was a special expression of African-Americanism that should be screened from the influence of white culture. Even though white patrons gave generous support, Douglas regarded the Harlem Renaissance as a rare and exceptional black movement and struggled to maintain its clear identity. This exploration of Douglas's life and career is filled with reproductions of his art. From previously unavailable source materials, including letters to his wife, Amy Kirschke traces the struggle of this fascinating artist to advance the Harlem Renaissance and to establish its particular imprint
God's trombones : seven negro sermons in verse by James Weldon Johnson( Book )
18 editions published between 1927 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Seven sermons in verse inspired by memories of sermons by black preachers heard by Mr. Johnson in childhood
The story of the American Negro by Ina Corinne Brown( Book )
3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Plays of Negro life : a source-book of native America drama by Alain Locke( Book )
2 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Black magic by Paul Morand( Book )
5 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A group of stories on the modern Negro
Caroling dusk; an anthology of verse by Negro poets by Countee Cullen( Book )
2 editions published between 1927 and 1968 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Fire!! : a quarterly devoted to the younger Negro artists ( serial )
in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Aaron Douglas : African American modernist by Aaron Douglas( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"In paintings, murals, and book illustrations, Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) produced the most powerful visual legacy of the Harlem Renaissance, prompting the philosopher and writer Alain Locke to dub him the "father of Black American art." Douglas's role, as well as that of the Harlem Renaissance in general, in the evolution of American modernism deserves close scholarly attention - attention it finally receives in this illustrated book on his life and work. Its authors argue that Douglas's work opened doors for African American artists in Harlem and beyond, and that it invited a dialogue with modernism that put African American life, labor, and freedom, along with African traditions and motifs, at its center. New information emerges from these pages, reflecting the rich interchange between the visual arts, music, dance, literature, and politics that shaped Douglas's work and also defined the Harlem Renaissance."--BOOK JACKET
Plays of Negro life; a source-book of native American drama by Alain Locke( Book )
3 editions published between 1927 and 1969 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
New acquisitions 2008 : African-American masters collection by Sheldon Museum of Art( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Freedom state where freedom is a state of mind ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
After the apocalypse, a group of mental health patients have inherited the Earth. Armed with a short bus and imagination, they must rebuild society and find the edge of the world. "Director Cullen Hoback's Freedom State asks whether a spontaneous, out-of-the-ordinary life is truly more insane than a passionless and predictable one. Perfectly complemented by a whimsical score, Hoback's film takes us on an adventure where fantasy is both a refuge from the mundane and a pathway to meaning. A delightfully quirky comedy, Freedom State is a love letter to the imagination and a love story of the most eccentric sort." - Cinequest Film Festival
Two centuries of Black American art ( visu )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A survey of the history of art produced by Blacks in America, from the initial African influences, the importance of their work in the slave era, later struggles for serious recognition, and present-day backgrounds and major museum recognition of Black artists
Retrospective exhibition, paintings by Aaron Douglas : March 21-April 15, 1971 : Carl Van Vechten Gallery of Fine Arts by Aaron Douglas( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Hughes : [six poems] by Langston Hughes( Book )
1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
God's trombones : Seven negro sermons in verse : Lettering by C. B. Falls ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Art in the archives : the origins of the art representing the core of the Aaron Douglas Collection from the Amistad Research Center by Margaret Rose Vendryes( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alexandre Dumas portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of French novelist and playwright Alexandre Dumas, père. Collection includes numerous portraits of Dumas, most of them reproductions of artists' renderings, including one by Aaron Douglas. There is one view of his birthplace at Villers-Cotterets. Of special note are two Cartes de visite of Dumas père and Dumas fils by Disdëri. Quarter, half and full-length views are represented
Judgement day by Aaron Douglas( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
Go down death by Aaron Douglas( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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