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African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History offers a current and comprehensive history that contextualizes black artists within the framework of American art as a whole. The first chronological survey covering all art forms from colonial times to the present to publish in over a decade, it explores issues of racial identity and representation in artistic expression, while also emphasizing aesthetics and visual analysis to help students develop an understanding and appreciation of African-American art that is informed but not entirely defined by racial identity. Through a carefully selected collection of creative works and accompanying analyses, the text also addresses crucial gaps in the scholarly literature, incorporating women artists from the beginning and including coverage of photography, crafts, and architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as twenty-first century developments. All in all, African American Art: A Visual and Cultural History offers a fresh and compelling look at the great variety of artistic expression found in the African-American community.
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Lisa Farrington is the founding Chair of the Art & 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).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The Art of Perception: How Art Communicates The Primary Source How to Look at Art: A Case Study Iconography Formalism Biography Semiotics Psychoanalysis Contextual Analyses Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Part I: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Art
Chapter 2 - Art and Design in the Colonial Era Africanisms in the New World Architecture Sculptural Art Forms Fine Arts in the Age of Slavery Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Chapter 3 - Federal-Period Architecture & Design Architecture Charles Paquet Woodwork Early Masters Federal Era Craftsmen Civil War-Era Craftsmen Thomas Day Henry Gudgell Ceramics "Dave the Potter" (Dave Drake) Thomas Commeraw Metalwork Peter Bentzon Textile and Clothing Design Early Quilt Making and Makers Harriet Powers Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Chapter 4 - Nineteenth Century Neoclassicism Sculpture Edmonia Lewis Florville Foy Daniel and Eugene Warburg Two-Dimensional Art Joshua Johnson William Simpson Julien Hudson African-American Women Artists and Friendship Albums Jules Lion Patrick Henry Reason Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Chapter 5 - Romanticism to Impressionism in the Nineteenth Century The Landscape Tradition Robert S. Duncanson Grafton Tyler Brown Edward Mitchell Bannister Portraiture and Figurative Art David Bustill Bowser Nelson A. Primus Henry O. Tanner Annie E. Anderson Walker Photography James Pressley Ball, Sr. Augustus Washington Glenalvin, Wallace, and William Goodridge Architecture in the Gilded Age Calvin Thomas Stowe Brent John Anderson and Arthur Edward Lankford George Washington Foster, Jr. Julian Francis Abele Black Vernacular Architecture Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Part II: Eearly to Mid-20th Century Art
Chapter 6 - Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance The Making of Harlem The Great Migration "Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro" Supporting the Renaissance: Art Patrons Private and Institutional Patronage Black Patronage Sculpture Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller May Howard Jackson Sargent Claude Johnson Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Richmond Barthé Painting William Edouard Scott Palmer Hayden Archibald Motley, Jr. Malvin Gray Johnson Aaron Douglas William H. Johnson Lois Mailou Jones Photography & Printmaking James Van Der Zee James Latimer Allen James Lesesne Wells King Daniel Ganaway Other African-American Photographers Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Chapter 7 - Social Realism The WPA Federal Art Project Social Realist Murals Charles Alston and the Harlem Hospital Murals Hale Woodruff and the Golden State Mutual Murals Avant-Garde Architecture Augusta Savage, the Harlem Art Centers, and the Harlem Artists Guild Selma Hortense Burke Chicago Arts and Crafts Guild, Artists Union & South Side Community Art Center Margaret Burroughs Charles White Printmaking Dox Thrash and the Philadelphia Fine Prints Workshop The Printmaking Legacy of Riva Helfond Printmakers at Karamu House in Cleveland Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Chapter 8 - Mid-Twentieth Century Transitions and Surrealism Figuration vs. Abstraction: A National Debate The Legacy of Social Realism Elizabeth Catlett Ellis Wilson Romare Bearden Jacob Lawrence Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence John Biggers Surrealism Hughie-Lee Smith Eldzier Cortor Rose Ransier Pipe Minnie Evans Art Brut and Self-Taught Artists Bill (William) Traylor William Edmondson Clementine Hunter Horace Pippin, Jr. Photography Gordon Parks Roy DeCarava Charles (Chuck) Stewart Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Chapter 9 - Abstract Expressionism Action Painting/Gestural Abstraction Beauford Delaney Norman Lewis Alma Thomas Color Field Painting Sam Gilliam Richard Mayhew Hard-Edge Painting Al Loving William T. Williams Figurative Expressionism Robert (Bob) L. Thompson Betty Blayton Sculpture Harold Cousins Richard Hunt Melvin (Mel) Eugene Edwards, Jr. Barbara Chase-Riboud Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Part III: The Latter 20th Century
Chapter 10 - Pop and Agitprop: The Black Arts Movement Spiral and the Civil Rights Movement Reginald Gammon Raymond Saunders The Black Arts Movement Museum Protests Benny Andrews Cliff Joseph The WEUSI Aesthetic Ademola Olugebefola Ben F. Jones James Phillips OBAC and the Wall of Respect AfriCOBRA and the Black Aesthetic Jeffrey Donaldson Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell Barbara Jones-Hogu Nelson Stevens The OBAC and AfriCOBRA Legacy: Black Power Murals William Walker Calvin B. Jones and Mitchell Caton Agitprop Art Dana C. Chandler, Jr. Joe Overstreet David Hammons Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Chapter 11 - Black Feminist Art: A Crisis of Race and Sex A Crisis of Race and Sex WSABAL and WWA Black Feminist Artists Kay Brown Faith Ringgold Dindga F. McCannon Betye Saar Emma Amos Nellie Mae Rowe Black Feminist Murals Vanita Green and Justine Preshé DeVan Sharon Haggins Dunn Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Chapter 12 - Postmodernism Post-Minimalism Fred Eversley Lorenzo Pace Martin Puryear Conceptual Art Howardena Pindell Pat Ward Williams Glen Ligon Intermedia Art Houston Conwill Terry Adkins Lorraine O'Grady Adrian Piper Renee Green Fred Wilson Martha Jarvis-Jackson Assemblage Art Noah Purifoy John Outterbridge Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Alison Saar Willie Cole Postmodern Photography Carrie Mae Weems Dawoud Bey Lyle Ashton Harris Lorna Simpson Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Part IV: Contemporary Trends
Chapter 13 - Neo-Expressionism, the New Abstraction, and Trends in Architecture Neo-Expressionism Robert Colescott Joyce J. Scott Michael Ray Charles Kara Walker Kerry James Marshall Jean-Michel Basquiat Danny Simmons, Jr. The New Abstraction Jack Whitten Thornton Dial, Sr. Mildred Thompson Gaye Ellington Architecture J. Max Bond, Jr. Norma Merrick Skalrek Mario Gooden and Ray Huff Phil Freelon The McKissack Legacy Other Notable Architects Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion
Chapter 14 - "Post-Black" and the New Millennium Portraiture and Identity Politics Deborah Willis Jeff Sonhouse Mickalene Thomas Kehinde Wiley Afrofuturism Renée Cox Ellen Gallagher Laylah Ali Sanford Biggers Xaviera Simmons Trenton Doyle Hancock New Millennium Performance Art Trends Nick Cave Camille Norment Intervention Art William Pope.L Theaster Gates New Media Abstraction Chakaia Booker Xenobia Bailey Mark Bradford Jennie C. Jones Shinique Smith Summary Key Terms Questions for Further Study and Discussion