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Published: 11 February 2016

480 Pages | 230

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199995394

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African-American Art

A Visual and Cultural History

Lisa Farrington

  • The first comprehensive and contemporary survey of African-American art in over a decade
  • Contextualizes black artists within the framework of American art as a whole, organizing content by art style and historical period
  • Emphasizes critical visual analysis, helping students to develop an understanding and appreciation of factors like process, media, aesthetic concerns, and connections to broader art movements
  • Addresses issues of racial identity and representation and the role of the artist in expressing and challenging these assumptions
  • Integrates coverage of photography and architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, genres often overlooked in African-American art histories
  • Features more African-American women artists than any previous survey incorporating them into the story of African-American art from the very beginning
  • Supported by a free, open-access companion website which includes chapter outlines, links to artist's sites, and other resources to help students succeed

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