The The Image of the Black in Western Art: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 1: Slaves and Liberators From the American Revolution to World War I v. IV (Hardback)
  • The The Image of the Black in Western Art: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 1: Slaves and Liberators From the American Revolution to World War I v. IV (Hardback)
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The The Image of the Black in Western Art: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 1: Slaves and Liberators From the American Revolution to World War I v. IV (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 01/05/2012
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In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector's items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, including new editions of the original volumes and two additional ones. Slaves and Liberators looks at the political implications of the representation of Africans, from the earliest discussions of the morality of slavery, through the rise of abolitionism, to the imposition of European imperialism on Africa. Popular imagery and great works, like Gericault's Raft of the Medusa and Turner's Slave Ship, are considered in depth, casting light on widely differing European responses to Africans and their descendants.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674052598
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 250 x 150 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


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In addition to being an indispensable guide to the evolving meanings of racial difference, these dazzling volumes filled with extraordinary images and rich arguments contribute to an alternative history of the Western world. An invaluable gift for both specialists and general readers.--Paul Gilroy, author of The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness
The Image of the Black in Western Art [is] a truly epic project...The series, scheduled for completion in 2014, is, so far, as eye-opening to view as it is to read and, one volume at a time, could be the answer to gift gifting for several years to come.--Holland Cotter"New York Times" (11/20/2012)

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