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The Resource African American art : Harlem Renaissance, civil rights era, and beyond, Richard J. Powell and Virginia M. Mecklenburg ; with contributions by Maricia Battle

African American art : Harlem Renaissance, civil rights era, and beyond, Richard J. Powell and Virginia M. Mecklenburg ; with contributions by Maricia Battle

Label
African American art : Harlem Renaissance, civil rights era, and beyond
Title
African American art
Title remainder
Harlem Renaissance, civil rights era, and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Powell and Virginia M. Mecklenburg ; with contributions by Maricia Battle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A beautifully illustrated survey of African American art of the twentieth century, including many never-before-seen works by the most important artists of the period. African American Art presents a powerful selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by forty-three black artists who explored the African American experience of the twentieth century. Embracing many universal themes and also evoking specific aspects of the African American experience such as the African diaspora, jazz, and the power of religion, the artists worked in styles as varied as documentary realism, abstraction, and postmodern assemblage of found objects. Drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's rich collection of African American art, the works include paintings by Benny Andrews, Jacob Lawrence, Thornton Dial Sr., Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, and Lois Mailou Jones, and photographs by Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, Roland Freeman, Marilyn Nance, and James Van Der Zee. More than half of the artworks in the exhibition are being shown for the first time. In Richard Powell's text, his usual keen insights into meaning and metaphor enrich the reader's understanding of the artworks in their historical setting and contemporary culture."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
704.03/960730074753
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Richard J.
  • Mecklenburg, Virginia M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American art
  • Art
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • African American art
  • Art
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
African American art : Harlem Renaissance, civil rights era, and beyond, Richard J. Powell and Virginia M. Mecklenburg ; with contributions by Maricia Battle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with the related exhibition, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, April 27, 2012 through September 3, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Checklist of the exhibition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Virginia M. Mecklenburg
  • Introduction
  • Elizabeth Broun
  • Herein lie buried many things : screens, entryways, and cabinets in twentieth-century Black visual discourse
  • Richard J. Powell
  • Commentaries on the artworks
  • Virginia Mecklenburg with Maricia Battle and Mary J. Cleary
Control code
ocn826013708
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780847838905
Isbn Type
(cloth cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012008387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)826013708
Label
African American art : Harlem Renaissance, civil rights era, and beyond, Richard J. Powell and Virginia M. Mecklenburg ; with contributions by Maricia Battle
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with the related exhibition, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, April 27, 2012 through September 3, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Checklist of the exhibition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Virginia M. Mecklenburg
  • Introduction
  • Elizabeth Broun
  • Herein lie buried many things : screens, entryways, and cabinets in twentieth-century Black visual discourse
  • Richard J. Powell
  • Commentaries on the artworks
  • Virginia Mecklenburg with Maricia Battle and Mary J. Cleary
Control code
ocn826013708
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780847838905
Isbn Type
(cloth cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012008387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)826013708

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