A groundbreaking book that explores the visual representations of black culture across the globe throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first.
The African diaspora – a direct result of the transatlantic slave trade and Western colonialism – has generated a wide array of artistic achievements, from blues and reggae, to the paintings of the pioneering African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner and video creations of contemporary hip-hop artists. This book concentrates on how these works, often created during times of major social upheaval and transformation, use black culture both as a subject and as context. From musings on “the souls of black folk” in late nineteenth-century art, to questions of racial and cultural identities in performance, media, and computer-assisted arts in the twenty-first century, this book examines the philosophical and social forces that have shaped a black presence in modern and contemporary visual culture.
Now updated, this new edition helps us understand better how the first two decades of the twenty-first century have been a transformative moment in which previous assumptions about race, difference, and identity have been irrevocably altered, with art providing a useful lens through which to think about these compelling issues.
Please remember when purchasing for delivery, Click + Collect items will NOT be posted. Please select correct check out option.
If you have any issues with your products and would like to return them, please reach out. We would be happy to help.
Where is my order?
Please remember to select the correct delivery options when purchasing on our online store.
Click + Collect orders will NOT be posted.
If you have already made the order and have selected the wrong option, please contact us at email@example.com.