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Image of the Black in Western Art , IV: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 2, Black Models and White Myths.

Honour, Hugh.

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ISBN 10: 0939594188 / ISBN 13: 9780939594184
Published by Harvard University Press, 1989
Condition: Very Good
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0939594188 0939594188 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Good) Cloth. 29 cm., 306 pp, 181 color and b/w plates. Harder to find than the other volumes in the series. very good copy with dust jacket and cardboard slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 60005

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Title: Image of the Black in Western Art , IV: From...

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: 1989

Book Condition:Very Good

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This volume is a study of images of blacks by white artists, European and American, that were painted, drawn, modeled, and carved from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth. Some are among the most famous works of art of the period - Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa, Delacroix's Death of Sardanapalalus and Women of Algiers, Turner's The Slave Ship, Winslow Homer's The Gulf Stream. But the majority, which include works by Austrian, Belgian, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swiss artists, as well as American, British, and French, will be familiar only to specialist students. Several are here reproduced for the first time. But all have something to tell us about white attitude toward blacks during the period. This was the period in which slavery was abolished by one Western country after another, ideological racism was formulated, and Africa was colonized by Europeans.

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