Blk Art: The Audacious Legacy of Black Artists and Models in Western Art


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$34.99  $32.54
Harper Design
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8.25 X 10.11 X 0.87 inches | 1.95 pounds

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"This is a welcome new voice to the generally staid conventions of art history. A lively, engaging examination of a serious and under-addressed topic." -- Library Journal

"BLK ART is a must have for every art history enthusiast! Through her gorgeous curation and spot on commentary, Ware has shined a light on black creators and previously left out art pieces that deserve to be in the grandest museums." -- Rachel Ignotofsky, best-selling author, creator of Women In Art

"This is the book we all needed growing up, a comprehensive and broad visual summary of people and events of the past. Zaria has woven together a story that has shown us that the past is still present with us, and people of every generation, color, and gender need to get behind this legacy piece." -- Lavinya Stennett, writer, author, founder, and CEO of The Black Curriculum

"BLK ART is a gorgeous tribute to the Black brilliance that redefined fine art in the western world. Each chapter pulls lesser known Black painters, sculptors, and models from the margins of the canon and places them front and center--where they belong. Smartly researched and entertaining, this is a book art experts and those with a budding interest will enjoy." -- Tanisha C. Ford, professor of history, CUNY, author of Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion

"I love this book so much. From its impressive sweep of historical and religious paintings to its storytelling through art, it is a must have for anyone interested in how art intersects with human history. I'm never loaning this to anyone." -- Paterson Joseph, award-winning actor, author of The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

"BLK ART is the kind of book one keeps picking up to read in bits and pieces and to share details with friends; the kind of book that becomes part of your daily life for a while, and by the time you have really finished it, unnoticed, you will have made the drive your own." -- Elmer Kolfin, professor of art history, University of Amsterdam