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Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art

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The popular image of African-American men has gone through several transformations since the rise of the Black Power movement in the late 1960s. This book, which is the catalogue of an exhibition that opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in November 1994, chronicles these changing perceptions of African-American masculinity as interpreted in painting, sc ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by ABRAMS (first published November 1st 1994)
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Benjamin
Nov 26, 2014 Benjamin rated it it was amazing
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This book was published to accompany the exhibition Black Male Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art 1994. It comprises a collection of thirteen essays by different writers, a Bibliography, lists of Works in the Exhibition and Film and Video Programs, and Notes on the Contributors. There is also a section of Plates.

The book covers all aspects of the visual arts, painting, film and photography and three dimensional art; the essays discuss a wide range of subjects with perhap
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Feb 11, 2016 Wendy added it
English 525: American Literature 1950 to Present - A literary museum. A collection of essays that meticulously examine black masculinity in everything from photos, sculptures, films, drag queens, and rap music.
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Good, with a few standout essays, but could've used more (any) non-academic voices, could've been written for a less bougey demographic.
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Great read, very thorough analysis of archetypes.
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