The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I: From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire: New Edition

4.54 avg rating
( 13 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780674052710: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I: From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire: New Edition
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, including new editions of the original volumes and two additional ones.

The new edition of From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire offers a comprehensive look at the fascinating and controversial subject of the representation of black people in the ancient world. Classic essays by distinguished scholars are aptly contextualized by Jeremy Tanner’s new introduction, which guides the reader through enormous changes in the field in the wake of the “Black Athena” story.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Bindman is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University College London.

Review:

A fascinating story of the changing image of Africa's people in Western art. The images are simply extraordinary and the scholarship inspiring. Anyone who cares about Western art or about Africa and her diaspora ought to know these magnificent volumes. (Kwame Anthony Appiah)

In addition to being an indispensable guide to the evolving meanings of racial difference, these dazzling volumes filled with extraordinary images and rich arguments contribute to an alternative history of the Western world. An invaluable gift for both specialists and general readers. (Paul Gilroy, author of The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness)

One of the most thorough collections depicting the African-American in works of art...The books build on the research and photo project started by art patron Dominique de Menil in the 1960s, which grew out of a frustration with segregation. The collection was then transferred and continued to grow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. De Menil's original volumes have been updated by David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates Jr. and now include more detailed descriptions and provide a larger context of the artwork that spans more than 5,000 years, including the Roman Empire to present-day pieces, filling in tremendous gaps in de Menil's collection, according to some art historians. The images, printed in full-color on high-quality pages, are available for the masses to see and understand how African-Americans not only fit into the various societies of the Western world, but how those relationships evolved throughout the ages. (Kirkus Reviews 2010-09-15)

The volumes so far are a treasury of paintings and sculptures of people down the ages, taking in many strands of ritual, classicism, artlessness and humanity. (William Feaver Spectator 2010-12-18)

A sumptuous new edition with much additional material and copious color pictures....The books are a wonderful resource: a glitteringly decorated window into the Du Bois Institute's unrivalled archive of relevant images. The accompanying essays, which are models of erudition, are inescapable reading for anyone interested in the subject. (Felipe Fernández-Armesto The Art Newspaper 2011-04-17)

In his fresh introduction for volume 1, Jeremy Tanner, Greek and Roman art/archaeology specialist, recontextualizes the text and images in the original volume of this work in light of the explosion of scholarship examining the notions of race and identity as constructed historically and in the present. Tanner's well-researched, critical essay offers a rich bibliography of the literature on the subject of race and representation in ancient art...The high-quality color images that have replaced black-and-white images, and the more richly textured black-and-white images, all printed on good quality art stock paper, help to reinforce arguments where color symbolism is deemed critically important. (K. Mason Choice 2011-10-01)

Monumental and groundbreaking volumes...[with] beautifully reproduced and thought-provoking images...A vast array of different "Images of the Black" appear in these volumes, from statues of black saints such as St. Maurice or St. Benedict the Moor, to portraits of notable African ambassadors and kings, poets and musicians, or drawings of literary characters such as Shakespeare's Othello, Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, or Yarico from George Colman's Inkle and Yarico...Africans have been painted and sculpted by some of the most eminent artists in the Western tradition, including Titian, Tiepolo, Rubens, Rembrandt,Van Dyck, Reynolds, Hogarth, Watteau and Gainsborough. More importantly, they have not been caricatured, but sensitively portrayed by these masters, their humanity captured on canvas for all to see...In placing such a vast variety of different images together, both positive and negative, these volumes show that the "Image of the Black" was not at all homogenous but rather reflected the wide range of the Western response to the "other."...Seen through the prism of "Western Art," these "Images of the Black" often tell us more about the Europeans and their agendas than the Africans they portray. Nonetheless, the cumulative effect of the images is to demonstrate a continuous black presence in the Western imagination and experience...This series will pose new questions to scholars of art, history and literature and provoke us all to reconsider the role of "the Black" in Western civilization. (Miranda Kaufmann Times Literary Supplement 2012-03-23)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dalton, Karen C. C. (edt); Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. (edt); Bindman, David (edt)
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 8847140-n

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 95.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

David Bindman
Published by Harvard Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Univ Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2667409

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 97.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Bindman, David
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TH-9780674052710

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 100.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Bindman, David
Published by Harvard University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2010. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WH-9780674052710

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 94.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

BINDMAN (1)
Published by Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0674052714

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 105.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the 1960s, as a response to segregation in the United States, the influential art patron Dominique de Menil began a research project and photo archive called The Image of the Black in Western Art . Now, fifty years later, as the first American president of African American descent occupies his historic term in office, her mission has been re-invigorated through the collaboration of Harvard University Press and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute to present new editions of the coveted five original books and the anticipated first part of a new volume. The completed set will include ten sumptuous books in five volumes with up-to-date introductions and more full-color illustrations, printed on high-quality art stock for books that will last a lifetime. This monumental publication offers expert commentary and a lavishly illustrated history of the representations of people of African descent ranging from the ancient images of Pharaohs created by unknown hands to the works of the great European masters such as Bosch, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Hogarth to stunning new creations by contemporary black artists. Including thousands of beautiful, moving, and often little-known images of black people, including queens and slaves, saints and soldiers, children and gods, The Image of the Black in Western Art provides a treasury of masterpieces from four millennia - a testament to the black experience in the West and a tribute to art s enduring power to shape our common humanity. Seller Inventory # AAH9780674052710

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 111.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

David Bindman (editor), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (editor), Karen C. C. Dalton (associate editor), Jeremy Tanner (contributions), Jean Vercoutter (contributions), Jean Leclant (contributions), Frank M. Snowden (contributions), Jehan Desanges (contributions), Dominique de Menil (contributions), Ladislas Bugner (contributions)
Published by Harvard 2010-11-05, Cambridge, Mass. (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard 2010-11-05, Cambridge, Mass., 2010. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780674052710

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 103.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.38
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the 1960s, as a response to segregation in the United States, the influential art patron Dominique de Menil began a research project and photo archive called The Image of the Black in Western Art . Now, fifty years later, as the first American president of African American descent occupies his historic term in office, her mission has been re-invigorated through the collaboration of Harvard University Press and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute to present new editions of the coveted five original books and the anticipated first part of a new volume. The completed set will include ten sumptuous books in five volumes with up-to-date introductions and more full-color illustrations, printed on high-quality art stock for books that will last a lifetime. This monumental publication offers expert commentary and a lavishly illustrated history of the representations of people of African descent ranging from the ancient images of Pharaohs created by unknown hands to the works of the great European masters such as Bosch, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Hogarth to stunning new creations by contemporary black artists. Including thousands of beautiful, moving, and often little-known images of black people, including queens and slaves, saints and soldiers, children and gods, The Image of the Black in Western Art provides a treasury of masterpieces from four millennia - a testament to the black experience in the West and a tribute to art s enduring power to shape our common humanity. Seller Inventory # AAH9780674052710

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 115.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

BINDMAN
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780674052710 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0807559

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 112.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

David Bindman (Editor), Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Editor), Karen C. C. Dalton (Editor), Jeremy Tanner (Contributor), Jean Vercoutter (Contributor), Jean Leclant (Contributor), Frank M. Snowden (Contributor), Jehan Desanges (Contributor), Dominique de Menil (
Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674052714 ISBN 13: 9780674052710
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. New Edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0674052714

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 125.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book