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Black Art and Culture in the Twentieth Century

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The African diaspora - a direct result of the transatlantic slave trade and Western colonialism - has generated a wide array of artistic achievements in our century, from blues to reggae, from the paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner to the video installations of Keith Piper. This new study of 20th-century black art is the first to concentrate on the art works themselves, and on how these works, created during a major social upheaval and transformation, use black culture both as subject and as context. Professor Powell traces and explores the visual representations of black culture throughout the 20th century, to racial and cultural identity used as artistic content in the 1980s and 1990s. A conclusion discussing black society and culture in 20th-century film and video, and biographies of the many artists discussed in the book, complete this comprehensive work.
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thames & Hudson Ltd; 1st edition (27 Jan. 1997)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0500202958
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0500202951
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 1.91 x 22.23 cm
  • Weight : 500g 

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