Race-ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History

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Kymberly N. Pinder
Psychology Press, 2002 - Art - 413 pages
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Race-ing Art History is the first comprehensive anthology to place issues of racial representation squarely on the canvas. Within these pages are representations of Nubians in ancient art, the great tradition of Western masters such as Manet and Picasso, and contemporary work by lesser known artists of color. Assembled chronologically, these essays draw upon multiculturalism, postcolonialism, and critical race theory to confront the longstanding tradition of art as a means of looking at "the other." The essays address important questions about racial visibility and racial politics, asking whether modern concepts of race can be imposed upon ancient art, whether there is a link between pictorial realism and Orientalism, and how today's artists and critics can engage our visual culture's inherent racialized dimension. Richly illustrated, this pioneering volume lays the groundwork for a better understanding of the complex and shifting category of race and its significance in our visual culture and everyday lives. Unmatched in historical scope and presentation, Race-ing Art History will be the essential guide to the opportunities and challenges involved in integrating race into the study of art. A discussion guide is available at www.routledge-ny.com/pinderguide. Also includes an 8-page color insert.
 

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Contents

Part
7
Just Like Us
13
Imaging the Self
21
Maurice
37
lmagining Race in the Eighteenth and NIneteenth Centuries
67
The Hottentot and the Prostitute
119
Going Native
139
Racism Nationalism and Nostalgia
155
Wilfredo Lam
289
Sargent Johnson
307
Horace Pippins Challenge to Art Criticism
321
In Search of the Inauthentic
331
Altars of Sacrifice
341
Raceing
351
The Other Immigrant
359
Reframing the Black Subject
371

Blacks in SharkInfested Waters
169
Making a Man of Him
191
Modernism and Its Primitive Legacy
215
The While Peril and LArt negre
233
New Encounters with Les Demoiselles dAvignon
261
Biraciality and Nationhood in Contemporary American Art
391
List of Contributors
403
Index
409
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Kymberly N. Pinder is Associate Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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