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The urban scene : race, Reginald Marsh, and American art

Author: Carmenita Higginbotham
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the portrayal of race in interwar American art. Focuses on the works of urban realist Reginald Marsh and his contemporaries to show how black figures acted as cultural and visual markers and embodied complex concerns about the presence of African Americans in urban centers"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Reginald Marsh; Reginald Marsh
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmenita Higginbotham
ISBN: 9780271063935 0271063939
OCLC Number: 884630936
Description: x, 211 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: The urban artist --
Reading public spaces --
Girl watching in the city --
The art of slumming --
Seeing poverty.
Responsibility: Carmenita Higginbotham.

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"A fine addition to our understanding of race (and gender) as elements in the artistic representation of urban America."--David M. Sokol, Journal of American Culture "Readers of this finely nuanced Read more...

 
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