• Among Others

    Among Others

    English, Darby

    This expansive collection of essays on nearly 200 works in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art is the first substantial exploration of MoMA's uneven historical relationship with black artists, black audiences and the broader subject of racial blackness. -- publisher's copy

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  • Augusta Savage

    Augusta Savage

    Hayes, Jeffreen M.

    This is a timely, visual, exploration of the fascinating life and lasting legacy of sculptor Augusta Savage (1892-1962), who overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become one of America's most influential twentieth-century artists. -- publisher's copy

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  • Basquiat's Defacement

    Basquiat's Defacement

    LaBouvier, Chaédria

    Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart) was in direct response to an event that rocked the New York City art community. In 1983, 25-year-old artist Michael Stewart died from injuries sustained while in police custody after being arrested. This volume, published alongside the Basquiat exhibition Defacement, curated by activist and writer LaBouvier, explores the context in which this work was created. -- Library Journal

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  • Black Built

    Black Built

    Wellington, Paul

    This book explores over forty works by Black architects and their impact in the Black community. A wide variety of projects are featured, from residences of affluent African Americans, to historic churches, to memorials and museums of Black culture and history. -- publisher's copy

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  • Black Comix Returns

    Black Comix Returns

    Jennings, John

    In 2010, Eisner Award--winning creators Jennings and Duffy published a meaty collection of art and essays spotlighting African American comics and creators. This sumptuous sequel introduces new perspectives as well as refreshes the record of those profiled earlier to showcase nearly 90 artists, a half-dozen background essays, and a directory of black comics conventions. -- Library Journal

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  • Black Futures

    Black Futures

    Edited by writer Drew and journalist Wortham, this collection brings together wide-ranging, often experimental writing and art responding to the question: "What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?" -- Library Journal

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  • Black Imagination

    Black Imagination

    An amalgamation of black thought, poetry, rituals, inspiration, hope, and yes, imaginings of what healing might look like amid an inequitable existence. -- The Root

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  • Black Opera

    Black Opera

    André, Naomi Adele

    André, Seattle Opera’s inaugural scholar in residence, "reveals how black opera unearths suppressed truths. These truths provoke complex, if uncomfortable, reconsideration of racial, gender, sexual, and other oppressive ideologies." -- publisher's copy

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  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect

    Moore, Marcus J.

    A cultural portrait of the Pulitzer Prize-winning rap superstar documents his coming-of-age as an artist, his genius as a lyricist, and his profound impact on today's racially fraught America. -- publisher's copy

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  • Carrie Mae Weems

    Carrie Mae Weems

    Weems, Carrie Mae

    The first publication dedicated solely to this early and important body of work by the American artist Carrie Mae Weems. -- publisher's copy

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