ISBN (13)9780520239357 
Classification704.0396073 LEW 
Title EntryAfrican American art and artists 
Editionrevised and expanded 
Class Scheme & Edition DDC 23 
AuthorsLewis, Samella;  Coleman, Floyd (foreword);  Hewitt, Mary Jane (introduction) 
Place of PublicationBerk 
Publisher's NameUniversity of California Press, 
Date of Publication2003 
Extentxx, 30p.  
Other Detailsbibliography, 322 illustrations (some colour), indexed  
Item DescriptorDrawing from historical and private collections around the country, Samella Lewis has gathered an impressive representation of the work of African American artists, from the 18th century to the present 
Formatted Content NoteSections include - Foreword/ Floyd Coleman; Introduction to the revised and expanded edition/ Mary Jane Hewitt; Introduction; 1619-1865, Cultural deprivation and slavery; The craft heritage as an economic resource; The emergence of professional artists; Freemen and the abolitionist movement; Discrimination and the problem of patronage; 1865-1920, Emancipation and cultural dilemma; The first major landscape painter; The diverse quests for professional status; American reliance on the European artistic tradition; 192-1940, New Americanism and ethnic identity; The spread of the Harlem movement; The self-taught individualists; 1940-1960, Social and political awareness, Mural art as cultural and social commentary; The WPA and its legacy; 1960-1990, Political and cultural awareness; Painting; The flag - a symbol of repression; Reality and the dream; Symbolism - geometric, organic, and figurative; Mixed-media assemblages; Sculpture - additive or direct; Art / craft; Drawing; Graphic processes - economical and aesthetic approaches to communication; Performance / installations / environments; 1990-2002, From painting to technology - art before and into the new millennium; Painting; Sculpture; Installation art; Mixed-media art; Digital / computer art; and Conclusion  
Level Content-AudienceGeneral 
Subject Entry African American art
African American artists - History
African American artists - Criticism and interpretation
African American in art - Criticism and interpretation 
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