Painting Harlem Modern — The Art of Jacob Lawrence

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Edited by Patricia Hills: “Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence”. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. 4to in publishers hardcover with jacket. 355 pages, richly illustrated. Text in Englis. Fine clean copy

First edition. -“Jacob Lawrence was one of the best-known African American artists of the twentieth century, but his work has never been the focus of an in-depth study. In Painting Harlem Modern, Patricia Hills renders a vivid assessment of Lawrence’s long and productive career. She argues that his complex, cubist-based paintings developed out of a vital connection with a modern Harlem that was filled with artists, writers, musicians, and social activists. She also uniquely positions Lawrence alongside such important African American writers as Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. Drawing from a wide range of archival materials and artists’ interviews, Hills interprets Lawrence’s art as distilled from a life of struggle and perseverance. She brings insightful analysis to his work, beginning with the 1930s street scenes that provided Harlem with its pictorial image. She follows each decade chronologically, including his impressions of Southern Jim Crow segregation and a groundbreaking discussion of Lawrence’s symbolic use of masks and masking during the 1950s Cold War era. An absorbing book that is likely to become the definitive work on this seminal figure in American art, Painting Harlem Modern highlights Lawrence’s heroic efforts to meet his many challenges while remaining true to his humanist values and artistic vision”

Painting Harlem Modern — The Art of Jacob Lawrence

400,00 kr.

In stock