Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
6.16 X 9.26 X 0.52 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822333968

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About the Author

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw is Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Her website provides more information about the author.

Reviews

"Seeing the Unspeakable is an extremely important work. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw is the first writer to place this controversial young artist's work firmly in an art historical perspective. She combines careful scrutiny of the art's formal traits with wide-ranging iconographic analysis, canny theoretical interpretation, and a revelatory examination of the work's critical reception. The result is an extraordinary piece of scholarship."--Judith Wilson, University of California, Irvine
"It is not easy to write a scholarly work on a living artist whose talent for generating controversy at times obscures her formidable creative talent. However, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw has done it, with remarkable intelligence and style. She brilliantly contextualizes Kara Walker's work in terms of art history and African American history in a book that will be of tremendous value to scholars across many disciplines."--Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University