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Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy

Miller, Marc H., editor

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ISBN 10: 029597382X / ISBN 13: 9780295973821
Published by Queens Museum of Art/University of Washington Press, Brooklyn, NY, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Publication that accompanied a traveling exhibition of the same name organized in 1994 by the Queens Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Louis Armstrong Archives at Queens College, City University of New York. Book and dust jacket are in fine, gift-giving condition, clean and crisp and unread, with, of course, fascinating photos and other visual material. Essays by Donald Bogle, Richard A. Long, Marc H. Miller, and Dan Morgenstern. 4to. 248 pp. In protective Mylar. Heavy--may require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 78333

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Title: Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy

Publisher: Queens Museum of Art/University of Washington Press, Brooklyn, NY

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First edition

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A companion to the touring exhibition includes photos from all stages of Armstrong's career, collages, and paintings from the jazz era

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For many, Louis Armstrong will always be best known as one of the twentieth century's great musical innovators. Others see "Satchmo" as a globe-trotting goodwill ambassador and entertainer who helped give African Americans' artistic contributions mainstream visibility. This companion to a Queens Museum of Art touring exhibition embraces all facets of the man in a stunning pictorial display that includes many rare items from the Louis Armstrong Archives as well as several discerning essays. Photos from all stages of Armstrong's career appear, along with collages he created that reflect the pride he took in his heritage and, in color, a handful of fine paintings that conjure the era (1920s and 1930s) of Armstrong's seminal recordings. Essays by editor Miller discuss Armstrong's cultural impact and the many portraits of him; others contrast his struggles against segregation and his State Department-sponsored trips to Africa, analyze his music (a knowledgeable job by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern), and survey his movie appearances. This tome's way too good to be used just for coffee table decoration. Aaron Cohen

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