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The image of the Black in African and Asian art

Author: David Bindman; Suzanne Preston Blier; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Karen C C Dalton; Hutchins Center for African and African American Research,
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book moves beyond the "West", that is to say Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, to consider the art of Africa and the world to the east, to represent and place in historical context images of people of sub-Saharan African descent. The question remains: what does it mean for an artist of African descent to make an image of him or herself, or another person of African descent, as opposed to an image of a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bindman; Suzanne Preston Blier; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Karen C C Dalton; Hutchins Center for African and African American Research,
ISBN: 0674504399 9780674504394
OCLC Number: 946075993
Notes: "In collaboration with the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research."
"This book is a companion volume to the series The Image of the Black in Western Art, which was completed in five volumes (ten books) between 2010 and 2014, the last volume being on the twentieth century."--Preface.
Description: x, 434 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction / David Bindman --
Part I. Africa: Images of Africans by and of themselves: historical and comparative factors / Suzanne Preston Blier --
The body in African art / Kristina Van Dyke --
Masquerade in Sub-Saharan Africa / John Picton --
The image of the Black in early African photography / Christraud M. Geary --
The image of the Black in modern and contemporary African art / Steven Nelson --
Part II. Asia: The image of the Black in Islamic art: the case of painting / Robert Hillenbrand --
The image of the Black in India / John McLeod and Kenneth X. Robbins --
The image of the Black in Chinese art / Don J. Wyatt --
The image of the Black in Japanese art: from the beginnings to 1850 / Timon Screech --
The image of the Black in Japanese art: nineteenth century to the present day / Alicia Volk.
Responsibility: David Bindman, Suzanne Preston Blier, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., general editors ; Karen C.C. Dalton, associate editor.

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The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art asks how the black figure was depicted by artists from the non-Western world Africa, East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. The aesthetic traditions  Read more...

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