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Testimony: Vernacular Art of the African-American South

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Speaking powerfully and directly to a growing audience, African-American vernacular art is making its mark in the art world. In this outstanding collection of contemporary art, works by 27 self-taught artists bear eloquent testimony to the social, cultural, and spiritual experiences of Southern African Americans.<P>Thornton Dial Sr., Ronald Lockett, Bessie Harvey, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young head a roster of leading artists in this genre. Five scholars explore the significance of these emotionally charged, culturally complex artworks and their context in the larger art world; brief biographies and the artists' own statements are included.<P>Testimony accompanies a traveling exhibition organized by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Exhibitions International.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-189) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810944848
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Publisher:
ABRAMS
Location:
New York
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Art, american
Subject:
Criticism - Other specific cultures
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Private
Subject:
History - African American
Subject:
Outsider
Subject:
Outsider art
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
African American art
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
Art -- Private collections -- United States.
Subject:
Art, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
57
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.55x9.59x.88 in. 2.50 lbs.

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