African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History by Lisa FarringtonAfrican-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History by Lisa Farrington

African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History

byLisa Farrington

Paperback | February 25, 2016

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African-American Art offers a current and comprehensive history that contextualizes black artists within the framework of American art as a whole. This compelling chronological survey explores issues of racial identity and representation while emphasizing aesthetics and visual analysis,helping students develop an understanding and appreciation of African-American art informed by - but not entirely defined by - racial identity.
Lisa Farrington is the founding Chair of the Art and Music Department at the City University of New York's John Jay College. She is the author of Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists (OUP, 2005).
Title:African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:February 25, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199995397

ISBN - 13:9780199995394

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Table of Contents

1. The Art of Perception: How Art CommunicatesPART 1: 18TH- AND 19TH CENTURY ART2. Art and Design in the Colonial Era3. Federal-Period Architecture and Design4. Nineteenth Century Neoclassicism5. Romanticism to Post-Impressionism in the 19th CenturyPART 2: EARLY TO MID-20TH CENTURY ART6. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance7. Social Realism8. Mid-20th Century Transitions and Surrealism9. Abstract ExpressionismPART 3: THE LATTER 20TH CENTURY10. Pop and Agitprop: The Black Arts Movement11. Black Feminist Art: A Crisis of Race and Sex12. PostmodernismPART 4: CONTEMPORARY TRENDS13. Neo-Expressionism: The New Abstraction, and Architecture14. Post-Black Art and the New MillenniumGlossaryBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This book will open students' eyes to an incredible range of material and give them a sense of the possibilities for future research. It couches all of this within a highly sophisticated and contemporary methodological framework. African-American Art features more African-American femaleartists than any previous survey. It engages with traditionally marginalized artistic expressions like architecture. And perhaps, most importantly, it sustains an effort to situate African-American art within mainstream artistic movements so as to critique the very use of 'race' as a methodologicalframework for African-American art." --Paul B. Niell, University of North Texas