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The Romare Bearden reader

Author: Robert G O'Meally
Publisher: Durham Duke University Press [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Brings together a collection of new essays and canonical writings by novelists, poets, historians, critics, and playwrights. The contributors, who include Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison, August Wilson, Farah Jasmine Griffin, and Kobena Mercer, contextualize Bearden's life and career within the history of modern art, examine the influence of jazz and literature on his work, trace his impact on twentieth-century African  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
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Named Person: Romare Bearden
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G O'Meally
ISBN: 9781478000440 1478000449 9781478000587 1478000589
OCLC Number: 1119007122
Description: x, 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: "Pressing on life until it gave back something in kinship" : an introductory essay / Robert O'Meally --
Putting something over Something Else / Calvin Tomkins --
Interview with Romare Bearden / Henri Ghent --
The Negro artist and modern art --
The Negro artist's dilemma --
The Journal of Romare Bearden : 1947 to 1949 --
Rectangular structure in my montage paintings --
The Twenties and the Black Renaissance --
The 1930s : an art reminiscence --
Humility --
Encounters with African art --
Bearden : Black life on its own terms / August Wilson --
Abrupt stops and an unexpected liquidity : the aesthetics of Romare Bearden / Toni Morrison --
The genius of Romare Bearden / Elizabeth Alexander --
The art of Romare Bearden / Ralph Ellison --
Bearden / Ralph Ellison --
Between the shadow and the act / John Edgar Wideman --
Romare Bearden : African American modernism at mid-century / Kobena Mercer --
Bearden plays Bearden / Albert Murray --
The political Bearden / Brent Hayes Edwards --
Circe in black : Homer, Toni Morrison, Romare Bearden / Farah Jasmine Griffin --
Conjure and collapse in the art of Romare Bearden / Rachael DeLue --
Changing, conjuring reality / Richard Powell --
Romare Bearden's Li'l Dan the Drummer Boy : coloring a story of the Civil War / Robert Burns Stepto --
Impressions and improvisations : a look at the prints of Romare Bearden / Mary Lee Corlett --
Bearden's Caribbean dimension / Sally Price and Richard Price --
Sheer mastery : Romare Bearden's final year / Myron Schwartzman --
Romare Bearden, an indelible imprint / David C. Driskell.
Responsibility: Robert G. O'Meally, editor.


The Romare Bearden Reader brings together a collection of newly written essays and canonical writings by novelists, poets, historians, critics, and playwrights, as well as Bearden's most important  Read more...


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"Jazz music, politics, and black culture are the primary themes ofBearden's paintings and collages, while his writing-including the eight examples in this collection-lay bare his aesthetic values and Read more...

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