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Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals
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Prigoff and Dunitz, who have spent decades studying and documenting mural art in the US, explore African American murals from various parts of the country. They focus specifically on 30 years of mural art, from the making of the Chicago landmark Wall of Respect in 1967 to the hip-hop renderings of the more recent nineties. They also include several historically significant murals from previous decades. The approximately 200 paintings are accompanied by the voices of the muralists through descriptive narratives written by the artists themselves or quoted from interviews. Also included are biographies of the artists, a state-by-state listing of murals in the U.S., and essays by art historians Floyd Coleman and Michael Harris. Oversize: 12.5x9.5<">.
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African American murals express a powerful aesthetic grounded in a social and spiritual consciousness. Now, for the first time, these murals from across the country are brought together in a single, comprehensive volume. Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride explores the rich tableau of African American murals, including images published for the first time and important murals that have been destroyed.
Recognizing the profound importance of the African American artist's perspective, this seminal work also brings the voices of the muralists to the fore through descriptive narratives written by the artists themselves or quoted from interviews. Also included are artist biographies, an extensive state-by-state listing of murals in the United States, and informative essays by art historians Floyd Coleman and Michael Harris.
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