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The Resource Colored pictures : race and visual representation, Michael D. Harris ; foreword by Moyo Okediji

Colored pictures : race and visual representation, Michael D. Harris ; foreword by Moyo Okediji

Label
Colored pictures : race and visual representation
Title
Colored pictures
Title remainder
race and visual representation
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Harris ; foreword by Moyo Okediji
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, artist and art historian Michael Harris investigates the role of visual representation in the construction of black identities, both real and imagined, in the United States. He focuses particularly on how African American artists have responded to - and even used - stereotypical images in their own works." "Colored Pictures traces black artists' responses to racist imagery across two centuries, from early works by Henry O. Tanner and Archibald J. Motley Jr., in which African Americans are depicted with dignity, to contemporary works by Kara Walker and Michael Ray Charles, in which derogatory images are recycled to controversial effect. The work of these and other artists - such as John Biggers, Jeff Donaldson, Betye Saar, Juan Logan, and Camille Billops - reflects a wide range of perspectives. Examined together, they offer compelling insight into the profound psychological impact of visual stereotypes on the African American community."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Michael D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in art
  • African American art
  • African Americans
  • Motley, Archibald John
  • Motley, Archibald J.
Label
Colored pictures : race and visual representation, Michael D. Harris ; foreword by Moyo Okediji
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259-274]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword/
  • Moyo Okediji
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Black: The Discredited Signifier/Signified.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Constructing and Visualizing Race.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Nineteenth Century: Imaged Ideology.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Aunt Jemima, the Fantasy Black Mammy/Servant.
  • p. 83
  • 4.
  • Jezebel, Olympia, and the Sexualized Woman.
  • p. 125
  • 5.
  • Color Lines: Mapping Color Consciousness in the Art of Archibald J. Motley Jr.
  • p. 149
  • 6.
  • Language of Appropriation: Fantasies and Fallacies.
  • p. 189
  • 7.
  • Turning In from the Periphery.
  • p. 225
  • Coda.
  • p. 251
  • Notes.
  • p. 259
  • Index.
  • p. 275
Control code
ocm50006525
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiv, 281 p.
Isbn
9780807856963
Lccn
2002009070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Colored pictures : race and visual representation, Michael D. Harris ; foreword by Moyo Okediji
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259-274]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword/
  • Moyo Okediji
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Black: The Discredited Signifier/Signified.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Constructing and Visualizing Race.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Nineteenth Century: Imaged Ideology.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Aunt Jemima, the Fantasy Black Mammy/Servant.
  • p. 83
  • 4.
  • Jezebel, Olympia, and the Sexualized Woman.
  • p. 125
  • 5.
  • Color Lines: Mapping Color Consciousness in the Art of Archibald J. Motley Jr.
  • p. 149
  • 6.
  • Language of Appropriation: Fantasies and Fallacies.
  • p. 189
  • 7.
  • Turning In from the Periphery.
  • p. 225
  • Coda.
  • p. 251
  • Notes.
  • p. 259
  • Index.
  • p. 275
Control code
ocm50006525
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiv, 281 p.
Isbn
9780807856963
Lccn
2002009070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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