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Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

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The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, remains one of the most controversial movements of the 20th-century. Founded by the charismatic Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, the party sounded a defiant cry for an end to the institutionalized subjugation of African Americans. The Black Panther newspaper was foun ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Rizzoli (first published January 16th 2007)
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Wendy
Apr 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
this is such a great book. first off, the images of douglas' work are massive, powerful and loaded with impact. the majority are collected from the black panther newspaper. plus there are roughly 5 articles about him, his art, and its/his relevance in the community (some of the info overlaps as the articles exist individually). absolutely necessary.
Jessica
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was a good survey of how media can push ideas. The graphic design was just as important to the cause the speeches and protests. The book included the illustrator's thoughts and opinions on his work as well as what was happening during the time the piece was produced so you get a better understanding of why certain stylistic choices were made.
Soopaseb
Nov 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome !
Without the Black Panther Party does Obama could have been elected ? A fantastic journey through the Panthers'history, beginning with the right of armed self-defense to emphasing the social programs they installed in the neighborhoods. Powerful images provoking a radical shift in the minds of readers.
Andrew Novak
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
*Six Stars*

Uh, HOLYFUCKINGSHIT—THISMIGHTBETHEGREATESTTHINGEVER.
Sasha
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's just so GOOD and so inspiring when powerful messages find themselves so perfectly reflected in visual art.
代罗尼
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely beautiful! Gives detailed descriptions and info on ED's work. What his work has done for the BPP and is still doing today. Also, highlights how important art truly is.
Sheehan
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great assortment of Douglas' work with the Black Panther paper; the associated articles by Sonia Sanchez, Kathleen Cleaver, Amiri Baraka, etc. were great era-specific contemporary accounts of Douglas's works.

Simon
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is a short but beautifully illustrated retrospective of the work of Emory Douglas - the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party and a powerful graphic artist who was responsible for creating a strong and distinctive visual identity for the BPP, largely through his work for ‘The Black Panther’ newspaper. The book contains nine short essays covering Douglas’s work and the history of the BPP, including contributions from central BPP figures Bobby Seale and Kathleen Cleaver, with the st
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Mike
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A good art book filled with Emory Douglas's work. His friends and peers join him to help explain the situation that evoked the harsh critical pieces. There were several personal notes that helped enlighten some things for me. One memorable one is when Amiri Baraka mentioned that Federico Garcia Lorca had a theater group called Baraka. This has little to do with the BPP except for to remind me that it is all intertwined. Artists and art through out times of injustice react to each other. Art is i ...more
Eric
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As much a civil rights history as a design one, this book on the former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther party is required reading for anyone who believes visual culture can be a force for social good. But one is also struck by the originality of Douglas's work. He created an completely new aesthetic appropriate to its incendiary content and the audience he was trying to reach.
Martha
Sep 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing
"For every pig, a frying pan!"
Aisha
Sep 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: folks about change and expression
If you're in Cali, check out his work through a collaboration with Douglas and Keba Konte at Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley.
Uriah
Nov 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The true purpose of an artist is portrayed in this inspiring volume. Where are the Emory Douglas' of today?
Winter Sophia Rose
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Great Revolutionary Artist!
zingha.
May 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
When freedom propaganda and art meet!!! What a body of work!!! What I aspire for in my own work!!!
Johnny Galt
Oct 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Own a signed copy. I give it 5 stars.
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