This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "This is the first study I have seen that explores the complex subjectivities available in contemporary black portraiture in such breadth and depth. Richard Powell tellingly explores the production and criticism of widely known artists as well as fascinating examples from popular culture. His style and powerful facility with words at once illuminate his argument and enliven the subtle and spectacular methods of the artists whose work he unfurls."-Ann Eden Gibson, author of Abstract Expressionism. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Examining portraits of black people over the past two centuries, Cutting a Figure argues that these images should be viewed as a distinct category of portraiture that differs significantly from depictions of people with other racial and ethnic backgrounds. The difference, Richard Powell contends, lies in the social capital that stems directly from the black subject?s power to subvert dominant racist representations by evincing such traits as self-composure, self-adornment, and self-imagining.
Powell forcefully supports this argument with evidence drawn from a survey of nineteenth-century portraits, in-depth case studies of the postwar fashion model Donyale Luna and the contemporary portraitist Barkley L. Hendricks, and insightful analyses of images created since the late 1970s. Along the way, he discusses major artists?such as Frédéric Bazille, John Singer Sargent, James Van Der Zee, and David Hammons?alongside such overlooked producers of black visual culture as the Tonka and Nike corporations. Combining previously unpublished images with scrupulous archival research, Cutting a Figure illuminates the ideological nature of the genre and the centrality of race and cultural identity in understanding modern and contemporary portraiture.
L'autore: Richard J. Powell is the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University.
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Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2009. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP74715809
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Collectible: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Very good, in very good jacket. First edition. Spine has slight twist. Jacket spine and edges of panels have trace of sunning. Inscribed by author, Richard J. Powell, to previous owner, on half title page. Get the product you want, in the condition you expect. No ex-library items. No markings, unless indicated. We shrink wrap most items and ship in new corrugated boxes. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 100516025
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: NF. Hardback in Near Fine condition with Near Fine dust jacket.; 9.50 X 9 X 0.80 inches; 296 pages NF; Hardback in Near Fine condition with Near Fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 44422
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Printing. Illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, engravings and drawings. The dust jacket is protected by a Brodart mylar cover and is not clipped. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. No names or marks in the text. Most books shipped within 24 hours. All books mailed with Delivery Confirmation. Fine condition in fine dust jacket. Selling Used and Rare books from our bookstore in the heart of the Bluegrass since 1984. ; Color and black-and-white illustrations ; Large 8vo.; xvi, 276 pages. Codice libro della libreria 28370
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture. Codice libro della libreria Amz4355970
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0226677273