Stock Image

Generations in Black and White: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

Van Vechten, Carl; Byrd, Rudolph P.

4 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0820315583 / ISBN 13: 9780820315584
Published by U GA, Athens, 1993
New Condition: New Hardcover
From Penobscot Books (Searsport, ME, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since January 26, 2005

Quantity Available: 1

Buy New
List Price: US$ 29.95
Price: US$ 30.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

NEW BOOK and DJ, both GIFT quality MINT condition with new Mylar. Clothbound hardcover, 172 pages. DJ has very slight 'suning' at spine with no damage to book. Size: Quatro. Bookseller Inventory # 103491

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Generations in Black and White: Photographs ...

Publisher: U GA, Athens

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

About this title

Synopsis:

This portfolio of eighty-three photographs constitutes a stunning celebration of African American achievement in the twentieth century. Carl Van Vechten, a longtime patron of black writers and artists, took these photographs over the course of three decades—primarily as gifts to his subjects, such luminaries as W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Joe Louis, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Ruby Dee, Lena Horne, and James Earl Jones.

The photographs Rudolph P. Byrd has selected for this volume come from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters, which Van Vechten established at Yale University. Byrd has arranged the images chronologically, according to the time at which each subject emerged as a vital presence in African American tradition.

Complementing the photographs are a substantial introduction by Byrd, biographical sketches of each subject, and poems by the noted writer Michael S. Harper. The result is a volume of beauty and power, a record of black excellence that will engage and inform new generations.

About the Author:

Carl Van Vechten (1880–1964) was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. Rudolph P. Byrd (1953–2011) was a professor of African American Literature and director of African American Studies, Emory University.

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

Store Description

Penobscot Books is a seven room premier bookstore located in Searsport, ME, at the top of Penobscot Bay. The owners, Howard and Kate La Rue, created a bookstore that they felt like they would like to visit and numerous customers feel the same.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Payment by VISA or MASTERCARD. All orders shipped within 48 business hours. Books shipped UPS/Priority Mail or Global Priority, upon request, or book rate otherwise. By ordering this book you agree that your credit card will be charged. We pride ourselves on delivering fine books in a timely manner. If you have any problems or have not received your book, please contact us immediately, before you dispute our charge with your credit card company/bank. Any Credit Card 'chargeback' upon resolution ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavier or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping charge is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express