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Josephine Baker in Art and Life: The Icon and the Image

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Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was a dancer, singer, actress, author, politician, militant, and philanthropist, whose images and cultural legacy have survived beyond the hundredth anniversary of her birth. Neither an exercise in postmodern deconstruction nor simple biography, Josephine Baker in Art and Life presents a critical cultural study of the life and art of the Franco- ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published April 23rd 2007 by University of Illinois Press (first published 2007)
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Victoria Moore
Mar 11, 2015 Victoria Moore rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure when I first read the Foreword: "A Luminous Humanism," by Simon Njami in Bennetta Jules-Rosette's book "Josephine Baker in Art and Life: The Icon and the Image" whether I'd learn anything significant about the performer, from this book, or not. I'm happy to say that once I finished it I not only learned a lot I was also inspired. Controversial, stylish, proud and courageous the most important lesson I learned from Baker's life was how to take a painful past rife with poverty, hard ...more
Lindy
I'll be visiting Josephine Baker's former castle home, Les Milandes, in about a week's time, so I decided to read more about her. I selected a title from the library catalogue based on several factors: it was recently published (2007), illustrated, and written by a woman. When I had the book in my hands, I realized that it was far more scholarly than I'd expected. It required more focus than I had planned, yet I was captivated by the story of Baker's life.

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