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Facing History: The Black Image in American Art, 1710-1940

McElroy, Guy C.

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ISBN 10: 0938491385 / ISBN 13: 9780938491385
Published by Bedford Arts, Publishers in Association with The Corcoran Gallery of Art, San Francisco, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: l, 140 pp, lenders to the exhibition, director's foreword, acknowledgments, Introduction: Race and Representation by Guy C. McElroy; The Face and Voice of Blackness by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Checklist to Illustrations; Note to the Reader; Facing History: Entries (The Color Plates); selected bibliography, index, photography credits with numerous b&w illustrations in text. "The complex relationship between race and representation in American Art created between 1710 and 1940 can be thought of as an attempt by American society to fabricate a set of images of the African-American that objectified her or his status. The majority of images included in this book represents blacks as, first, slaves, and , second, cipers whose semblance to actual historical persons cannot by recognized. Public policy decisions affecting Aftican-Americans were often predicated upon such fictitious black citizenry creted by white painters, sculptors, writers, and illustrators, rawther than on the face and voice created by their black contemporaries." Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Price clipped. Only the slightest wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 003689

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Title: Facing History: The Black Image in American ...

Publisher: Bedford Arts, Publishers in Association with The Corcoran Gallery of Art, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Beautifully illustrated. Catalog for exhibition at the Corcoran and the Brooklyn Museum. Contributors include Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Janet Levine, Francis Martin, Jr., and Claudia Vess. Edited by Christopher French. Measures 10.25x12.5 inches. Examines the work of about 80 artists, including Jacob Lawrence, Joshua Johnson, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Ben Shahn. It also shows how their representations reflect changing attitudes about and images of blacks, and examines the efforts of African-American artists to counter old stereotypes.

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Originally published to accompany an exhibition at the Corcoran, this volume examines the work of more than 70 artists, including Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Ben Shahn, showing how their representations reflect changing attitudes about and images of blacks, and examines the efforts of African-American artists to counter old stereotypes. Illustrated.

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