Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas
Random House Incorporated, 2007 - Art - 223 pages
The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, remains one of the most controversial movements of the 20th-century. Founded by the charismatic Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, the party sounded a defiant cry for an end to the institutionalized subjugation of African Americans. The Black Panther newspaper was founded to articulate the party's message and artist Emory Douglas became the paper's art director and later the party's Minister of Culture.Douglas's artistic talents and experience proved a powerful combination: his striking collages of photographs and his own drawings combined to create some of the era's most iconic images, like that of Newton with his signature beret and large gun set against a background of a blood-red star, which could be found blanketing neighborhoods during the 12 years the paper existed.This landmark book brings together a remarkable lineup of party insiders who detail the crafting of the party's visual identity.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JasonSmith - LibraryThing
This book is just fantastic! It's about time that Emory Douglas got the proper amount of attention that he deserves. The reproductions are about as perfect as they can be. In fact because it's art ... Read full review
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The Black Panther movement, while controversial, left its indelible mark on the history of race relations in America. Edited by artist Durant, this book documents the bold and uncompromising tone of ... Read full review