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Published: 21 September 2017

440 Pages | 155 illustrations, with 113 in color


ISBN: 9780190675271

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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (2018)

Grasping Shadows

The Dark Side of Literature, Painting, Photography, and Film

William Chapman Sharpe

  • Offers first full-length study of artistic shadows in over a decade
  • Presents a general theory of how all shadows function in artworks and how they can be understood by viewers and readers in just about every artistic medium
  • Addresses how shadows have been used to represent both African Americans and the burden of racism