This volume presents selections from the highly-respected Cosby collection of African American art. Their introductions elaborate on their strong belief that African American
families should themselves seek to preserve their cultural history and not rely on the mainstream. They also provide interesting background about how they began their collection and what owning the art has meant to them. The essay by Driskell (curator, author, and scholar) places each artist within the context of his or her era from the late 1700s to the present, and explores the historical, biographical, social, and political background of each period. Also contains biographies of the artists. Beautifully illustrated with 91 color plates and several other illustrations. BRAND NEW, SHRINK-WRAPPED BY PUBLISHER, NEVER OPENED. OVERSIZE SHIPPING.
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