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Published: 01 July 2016

304 Pages | 32 colour plate section and 29 black and white illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781382677

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Visualising Slavery

Art Across the African Diaspora

Edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier and Hannah Durkin

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool Studies in International Slavery LUP

  • This volume is the only extant work of scholarship to juxtapose the voices and artworks of five major African American and Black British contemporary artists – Himid, Willis Thomas, Priestly, Piper and Kempadoo – with the research and writing of major intellectuals and theorists
  • This volume constitutes an invaluable resource not only by including previously unpublished essays written by five major black diasporic artists but by including 32 colour and 39 black and white images of works by black diasporic artists, the vast majority of which have never previously been published in book form
  • In addition to including an array of renowned artists and their works, the volume includes newly commissioned essays based on original research by internationally and seminal intellectuals in the related fields of Slavery Studies, Art History, Visual Culture, Diasporic Studies, and Black Atlantic Studies, among much more
  • This co-edited book is the first book to provide an interdisciplinary study of African diasporic visual culture and the memory of slavery not only by working across a vast temporal framework and transatlantic geographical locale but with a wide array of media and theoretical methodologies
  • As a work of groundbreaking theoretical analysis but also excavation and recovery, this volume introduces readers to a vast majority of materials, resources, artworks and artists that have been previously neglected, marginalized or subjected to scholarly distortion