Race-Ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History / Edition 1

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415927604
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kymberly N. Pinder is Associate Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Color Plates
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Black Athenas, Semitic Devils, and Black Magi: Reading Race from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
1 "Just Like Us": Cultural Constructions of Sexuality and Race in Roman Art 13
2 Imaging the Self: Ritual and Representation in a Yiddish Book of Customs 21
3 A Sanctified Black: Maurice 37
Pt. 2 Imag(in)ing Race in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
4 The Imaginary Orient 69
5 "Only women should go to Turkey": Henriette Browne and the Female Orientalist Gaze 87
6 The Hottentot and the Prostitute: Toward an Iconography of Female Sexuality 119
7 Going Native 139
8 Racism, Nationalism, and Nostalgia 155
9 Blacks in Shark-Infested Waters: Visual Encodings of Racism in Copley and Homer 169
10 "Making a Man of Him": Masculinity and the Black Body in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture 191
Pt. 3 Modernism and Its "Primitive" Legacy
11 Histories of the Tribal and the Modern 217
12 The While Peril and L'Art negre: Picasso, Primitivism, and Anticolonialism 233
13 New Encounters with Les Demoiselles d'Avignon: Gender, Race, and the Origins of Cubism 261
14 Wilfredo Lam: Painter of Negritude 289
15 Sargent Johnson: Afro-California Modernist 307
16 Horace Pippin's Challenge to Art Criticism 321
17 In Search of the "Inauthentic": Disturbing Signs in Contemporary Native American Art 331
18 Altars of Sacrifice: Re-membering Basquiat 341
Pt. 4 Race-ing Us: White, Beige, Brown, and Black in the Twentieth Century
19 International Abstraction in a National Context: Abstract Painting in Korea, 1910-1965 353
20 The Other Immigrant: The Experiences and Achievements of Afro-Asian Artists in the Metropolis 359
21 Reframing the Black Subject: Ideology and Fantasy in Contemporary South African Representation 371
22 Biraciality and Nationhood in Contemporary American Art 391
List of Contributors 403
Permissions 407
Index 409
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