Black Visual Culture: Modernity and Postmodernity

Black Visual Culture: Modernity and Postmodernity

by Gen Doy
     
 

Black Visual Culture presents a critical introduction to the work of contemporary black American and British artists, including Chris Ofili, Isaac Julien, Keith Piper, Rasheed Areen, Robert Mapplethorpe, Roshini Kempadoo, and Anish Kapoor. The central aim of the book is to show how black artists have been and continue to be influenced by the politics,

Overview

Black Visual Culture presents a critical introduction to the work of contemporary black American and British artists, including Chris Ofili, Isaac Julien, Keith Piper, Rasheed Areen, Robert Mapplethorpe, Roshini Kempadoo, and Anish Kapoor. The central aim of the book is to show how black artists have been and continue to be influenced by the politics, cultures, societies, economies and histories in which they live and work. Using illustrated case studies as introductions, the book goes on to discuss and critique the key debates around modernism and post-modernism, as well as the major issues, literature and theory around black photography and art. One important element is its discussion of cultural criticism of the foremost writers in the field, such as Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, Kobena Mercer and Homi K. Bhaba.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Doy (history and theory of visual culture, De Montfort University, UK) introduces the theory and practice of Black visual culture and explores through an examination of the work of Black and Asian artists the dynamics of this work's relationship with postmodern critical theorists and theories. She helps students and general readers understand intellectual and cultural forces that have influenced the position of Black British artists in the modern world. The volume includes b&w photos of art. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860643828
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Gen Doy is Reader in Art History at de Montfort University and the author of Materializing Art History (1998).

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