Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists / Edition 1

Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists / Edition 1

by Lisa E. Farrington
     
 

"Creating Their Own Image marks the first comprehensive history of African-American women artists, from slavery to the present day." "Using an analysis of stereotypes of Africans and African Americans in Western art and culture as a springboard, Lisa Farrington here richly details hundreds of important works - many of which deliberately challenge these same identity… See more details below

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"Creating Their Own Image marks the first comprehensive history of African-American women artists, from slavery to the present day." "Using an analysis of stereotypes of Africans and African Americans in Western art and culture as a springboard, Lisa Farrington here richly details hundreds of important works - many of which deliberately challenge these same identity myths, of the carnal Jezebel, the asexual Mammy, the imperious Matriarch - in crafting a portrait of artistic creativity unprecedented in its scope and ambition." Weaving together an expansive collection of artists, styles, and periods, Farrington argues that for centuries African-American women artists have created an alternative vision of how women of color can, are, and might be represented in American culture. From utilitarian objects such as quilts and baskets to a wide array of fine arts, Creating Their Own Image serves up evidence of the fundamental human need to convey one's life, one's emotions, one's experiences, on a canvas of one's own making.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195167214
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/26/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1The image8
2Creativity and the era of slavery26
3The nineteenth-century professional vanguard50
4The Harlem Renaissance and the new Negro76
5The new Negro and the New Deal96
6Civil rights and black power116
7Black feminist art146
8Abstract explorations174
9Conceptualism : art as idea204
10Vernacular artists : against the odds230
11Postmodern pluralism250
12"Post-black" art and the new millennium280

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