Black Book

Black Book

by Robert Mapplethorpe
     
 

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In Black Book, Robert Mapplethorpe presents an astonishing photographic study of black men today. In their diversity, impact, subtlety, technical virtuosity, erotic appeal, and deep humanity, these photographs constitute a stunning celebration of the contemporary black male.

"all my life they've been near me/these men" says Ntozake Shange in her Foreword,

Overview

In Black Book, Robert Mapplethorpe presents an astonishing photographic study of black men today. In their diversity, impact, subtlety, technical virtuosity, erotic appeal, and deep humanity, these photographs constitute a stunning celebration of the contemporary black male.

"all my life they've been near me/these men" says Ntozake Shange in her Foreword, "i've been holdin your heart in/my hand since i was a child/cause i wanted what all you were/what all you are/now you're a man."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821222782
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
05/20/1996
Edition description:
Miniature Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.08(w) x 4.77(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

At forty, Robert Mapplethorpe is probably the most talked about photographer in America, and one of the most successful, with over 110 solo and group exhibits in the last seven years, his work in the permanent collections of major museums in this country and abroad, and two successful books to his credit: Lady: Lisa Lyon (1983) and Certain People (1985).

NTOZAKE SHANGE is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her works includes Some Sing, Some Cry, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo and Liliane. Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Barnard and recipient of a Masters in American Studies from University of Southern California, she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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