Fall 2018 Featured African and African-American

This season, we have a robust selection of books on or by African or African-American artists, photographers and thinkers. For accounts with a focus on the art and culture of the African diaspora, we highly recommend these new books on Gordon Parks, Jack Whitten, Mickalene Thomas, Michael Jackson, Adam Pendleton, David Lurie, Santu Mofokeng, Faith Ringgold and Yinka Shonibare. New books on Ancient Nubia, Contemporary South African Art, and Black Poster Art are also highly recommended.

Gordon Parks: The New Tide
Edited by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip Brookman. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Earl A. Powell III. Introduction by Sarah Lewis. Text by Maurice Berger, Philip Brookman, Richard J. Powell, Deborah Willis.

The emergence of a social conscience in rarely seen images from Parks' formative years

Focusing on new research and access to forgotten pictures, The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 documents the importance of these years in >>more

Steidl/Gordon Parks Foundation/National Gallery of Art
ISBN 9783958294943
US $48.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 304 pgs / 42 color / 126 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock

Jack Whitten: Notes from the Woodshed
Edited by Katy Siegel.

Jack Whitten's writings articulate his tireless reinvention of abstraction

A black man who grew up in the Jim Crow South, Jack Whitten (1939–2018) arrived in New York in 1959 and began a wide-ranging exploration into the >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915173
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 520 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock

Jack Whitten: Odyssey
Text by Katy Siegel, Kelly Baum, Jack Whitten, Richard Shiff, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Kellie Jones. Interview with Courtney Martin.

Jack Whitten was one of the most important artists of his generation. His paintings range from figurative work addressing civil rights in the 1960s to groundbreaking experimentation with abstraction in the '70s, '80s and '90s >>more

Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366172
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 192 pgs / 161 color.
Pub Date: 06/12/2018 In stock

Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me
Foreword by Sherri Geldin. Text by Nicole R. Fleetwood, Michael Goodson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Antwaun Sargent.

Presenting paintings of some of the artist's key models and muses, I Can't See You Without Me illuminates the work of Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas (born 1971). Culling from art history and popular culture, Thomas >>more

Wexner Center for the Arts
ISBN 9781881390572
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 40 color.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock

Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Edited with text by Nicholas Cullinan. Text by Margo Jefferson, Zadie Smith.

Icon as muse: Michael Jackson in art, from Warhol to KAWS

Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Michael Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in contemporary art. But while his impact >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855147119
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 10.75 x 11 in. / 252 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock

Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art
Edited by John Duke Kisch, Tony Nourmand. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Text by John Duke Kisch, Peter Doggett. Afterword by Spike Lee.

This magnificent volume is a celebration of the first 100 years of black film poster art. A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the black film industry from the earliest >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526068
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 270 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/06/2014 In stock

Arts of Ancient Nubia: MFA Highlights
Text by Denise M. Doxey.

Ancient Nubia was home to a series of civilizations between the sixth millennium BCE and 350 CE that produced towering monuments, including more pyramids than in neighboring Egypt, and artifacts of enduring beauty and significance. >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468539
US $22.50 CAN $31.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 168 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock

Unearthing Ancient Nubia
Text by Lawrence M. Berman.

Digging for a lost civilization in the Nile Valley

Specially trained Egyptian photographers were an integral part of the pioneering Harvard–MFA expedition during the first half of the 20th century. Over the course of some 40 >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468546
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11.375 x 8.5 in. / 144 pgs / 80 duotone.
Pub Date: 06/19/2018 In stock

Postcards from Africa
Text by Christraud M. Geary.

The complex history of imaging Africa, as seen in its postcard industry

During the global postcard craze that peaked around 1900 and continued for several decades thereafter, photographers in Africa grasped the opportunity to serve a >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468553
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 9.25 in. / 144 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock

Adam Pendleton: Black Dada Reader
Edited by Stephen Squibb. Text by Adrienne Edwards, Laura Hoptman, Tom McDonough, Jenny Schlenzka, Susan Thompson.

Now available in paperback, Black Dada Reader is a collection of texts and documents that elucidates "Black Dada," a term that acclaimed New York–based artist Adam Pendleton (born 1984) uses to define his artistic output. >>more

Koenig Books
ISBN 9783960983170
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 352 pgs / 250 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/22/2019 Awaiting stock

David Lurie: Daylight Ghosts
Text by James Soy.

The Cradle of Humankind—a paleoanthropological site about 30 miles northwest of Johannesburg, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999—is the site of the discovery of many of the oldest hominid fossils in >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775744645
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Hbk, 12 x 10 in. / 72 pgs / 29 color.
Pub Date: 12/18/2018 Awaiting stock

A Santu Mofokeng Reader

Santu Mofokeng (born 1956) is one of the most vital artists to emerge from South Africa's late apartheid era. From his distinctive portrayals of township life to his acclaimed reassessment of the medium's documentary function, >>more

ISBN 9783958295131
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 184 pgs / 32 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/22/2019 Awaiting stock

Santu Mofokeng: Stories
Edited by Joshua Chuang.

Heralded for his nuanced portrayals of township life in South Africa, and widely celebrated as "the spiritual painter of South Africa's body politic" (Aperture), Santu Mofokeng (born 1956) first made his name as a member >>more

ISBN 9783958295155
US $200.00 CAN $270.00 SDNR40
Boxed, pbk, 21 vols, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 1046 pgs / 551 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/22/2019 Awaiting stock

Ringgold: Die
Text by Anne Monahan.

Ten adults—men and women, black and white—fight, flee or die over the twelve-foot span of American People Series #20: Die, as an interracial pair of children cowers unnoticed in their midst. While Faith Ringgold (born >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633450677
US $14.95 CAN $21.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 9 in. / 48 pgs / 35 color.
Pub Date: 12/19/2018 Awaiting stock

In the World: Essays on Contemporary South African Art
By Ashraf Jamal.

In the World presents a collection of essays by Cape Town cultural analyst and art critic Ashraf Jamal focused on 24 South African artists working in painting, photography, sculpture and performance. Aimed at a wide, >>more

ISBN 9788857235639
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 416 pgs / 112 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock

Yinka Shonibare: Criminal Ornamentation
Text by Michelle Kuo, Pennina Barnett, Tanya Harrod.

In this book, British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare (born 1962) challenges conceptions of "good taste," presenting works from the Arts Council Collection—from sculpture and painting to wallpaper and handbags—that provocatively oppose the anti-decorative stance of >>more

Hayward Gallery Publishing
ISBN 9781853323607
US $18.00 CAN $25.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 01/22/2019 Awaiting stock


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