African-American Art
1971: A Year in the Life of Color
1971
A Year in the Life of Color
Hardcover      ISBN: 022613105x
Art historian Darby English is celebrated for working against the grain and plumbing gaps in historical narratives. In this book, he explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of black cultural politics: Contemporary Black Artists in America, shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The DeLuxe Show, an integrated abstract art exhibition presented in a renovated movie theater in a Houston ghetto. 1971 takes an insightful look at many black artists’ desire to gain freedom from overt racial representation, as well as their and their advocates’ efforts to further that aim through public exhibitions. Amid calls to define a “black aesthetic
Adrian Piper
Adrian Piper
Paperback      ISBN: 1944379207
Adrian Piper: Race, Gender, and Embodiment
Adrian Piper
Race, Gender, and Embodiment
Paperback      ISBN: 0822349205
A critical appreciation of African American feminist artist Adrian Piper.

Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-atlantic Art and Music
Aesthetic of the Cool
Afro-atlantic Art and Music
Hardcover      ISBN: 193477295x
Presents a collection of essays on the African heritage in the art and music of the Americas.
African American Visual Arts: From Slavery to the Present
African American Visual Arts
From Slavery to the Present
Paperback      ISBN: 0807859338
In African American Visual Arts Celeste-Marie Bernier introduces readers to the sheer diversity, range, and experimental nature of African American art and artists and considers their relationship to key motifs within black culture and black experience in North America. The book traces the major developments in African American visual culture from its beginnings in the ceramics and textiles of slave artisans to later contributions in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to the fine arts and abstract expressionism, sculpture, installation art, video art, and computer graphics. Bernier analyzes the work of twenty-one artists, including Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, William Edmondson, Howardena Pindell, Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Betye Saar, Horace Pippin, and Kara Walker. She highlights key but frequently neglected and little-discussed black artists, situating their works within their specific historical and political contexts. Bernier provides a new understanding of their relationship to fundamental themes of the black experience such as black stereotyping and caricature in mainstream discourse, poverty in the inner city, and the division between the rural and the urban.

African-Americana
African-Americana
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764331442
Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool
Barkley L. Hendricks
Birth of the Cool
Hardcover      ISBN: 0938989448
Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool accompanies the first career retrospective of the renowned American artist Barkley L. Hendricks. Hendricks was born in 1945 in Philadelphia. His unique work contains elements of both American realism and postmodernism, occupying a space between the portraitists Chuck Close and Alex Katz and the pioneering black conceptualists David Hammons and Adrian Piper. Hendricks is best known for his life-sized portraits of people of color from the urban northeast. His bold portrayal of his subject's attitude and style elevates the common person to celebrity status. Cool, empowering, and sometimes confrontational, Hendricks' artistic privileging of a culturally complex black body has paved the way for today's younger generation of artists. This richly illustrated book contains 100 color images of paintings created from 1964 to the present. It focuses primarily on the artist’s full-figure portraits, as well as lesser known early works and the artist's more recent portal-like landscape paintings. The catalog includes the most comprehensive bibliography on Hendricks to date, a timeline of the artist's life, and an interview with the artist by Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem. It also includes essays by Barkley L. Hendricks, Duke University art historian Richard J. Powell, exhibition curator Trevor Schoonmaker, and Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection. Publication of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Basquiat
Basquiat
Paperback      ISBN: 1858945194
Jean-Michel Basquiat was only twenty-seven when he died in 1988, his meteoric and often controversial career having lasted for just eight years. Despite his early death, Basquiat's powerful œuvre has ensured his continuing reputation as one of modern art's most distinctive voices. Borrowing from graffiti and street imagery, cartoons, mythology and religious symbolism, Basquiat's drawings and paintings explore issues of race and identity, providing social commentary that is shrewdly observed and biting. This bestselling book, now available in a compact edition, celebrates Basquiat's achievements in the contexts of the key influences on his art. It not only re-evaluates the artist's principal works and their meaning, but also explains what keeps his painting relevant today.
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat
Boom for Real
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791356364
Focusing on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s extraordinary breadth of influences, from graffiti to bebop jazz to Hollywood cinema, this exciting new survey charts his ground-breaking career.
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden
Bearden's Odyssey
Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden
Paperback      ISBN: 0810134896
Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Responding to the Art of Romare Bearden is a collection of thirty-five poems by the most celebrated African diaspora poets in the United States, presented together with full-color reproductions of Bearden’s famous Odyssey series.