Fall 2017 Featured African & African-American

Notable Fall 2018 books and museum catalogues on African and African American artists.

Soul of a NationEdited with text by Mark Godfrey, Zoé Whitley. Contributions by Susan E. Cahan, David Driskell, Edmund Barry Gaither, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Samella Lewis.

African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers

In the period of radical change that was 1963–83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, >>more
ISBN 9781942884170
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 203 color / 33 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017

Alice Neel: UptownBy Hilton Als. Foreword by Jeremy Lewison.

Pulitzer Prize winner Hilton Als on Alice Neel’s quietly political portraits of her uptown New York neighbors

Known for her portraits of family, friends, writers, poets, artists, students, singers, salesmen, activists and more, Alice Neel (1900–84) >>more
David Zwirner Books/Victoria Miro
ISBN 9781941701607
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 144 pgs / 57 color.
Pub Date: 05/23/2017

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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration SeriesEdited by Leah Dickerman, Elsa Smithgall. Text by Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, Kevin Young.

Lawrence's landmark series on African American migration in context

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, made a series of 60 small tempera paintings on the Great Migration, the decades-long mass movement of black >>more
The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633450400
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 77 color / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2017

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Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897–1917Foreword by David P. Angel, Matthias Waschek. Text by Nancy Kathryn Burns, Janette Thomas Greenwood, Frank J. Morrill.

An invaluable record of African American lives in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction

This book presents a photographic narrative of African American and Native American migration and resettlement in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction. >>more
Worcester Art Museum
ISBN 9780998681733
US $38.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 128 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017

Gordon Parks: The Flavio StoryEdited with text by Paul Roth, Amanda Maddox. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Flávio Pinheiro, Timothy Potts. Text by Sérgio Burgi, Beatriz Jaguaribe, Maria Alice Rezende de Carvalho, Natalie Spagnol.

The extraordinary story of one Life photo-essay by Gordon Parks and its impact

This book explores a once-popular picture story by Gordon Parks and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted. Published in Life magazine in >>more
Steidl / The Gordon Parks Foundation
ISBN 9783958293441
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018

Freedom, Rhythm & SoundEdited by Gilles Peterson, Stuart Baker.

“A remarkable book” –The New Yorker
“If there can be such a thing as a revolutionary coffee table book, Freedom Rhythm & Sound is it—a chance to wallow in the Afrocentric visual language of the non-mainstream >>more
Soul Jazz Books
ISBN 9780957260061
US $34.95 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 192 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017

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DancehallBy Beth Lesser. Edited by Stuart Baker.

This definitive study of the 1980s Jamaican Dancehall scene features hundreds of exclusive photographs and an accompanying text that capture a vibrant, globally influential and yet rarely documented culture that has mixed music, fashion and >>more
Soul Jazz Books
ISBN 9780957260085
US $34.95 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 216 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017

Francis Kéré: Radically SimpleEdited with text by Andres Lepik, Ayça Beygo.

Collaborating with residents, Burkina Faso architect Francis Kéré places social and historical needs at the heart of his design thinking

More than almost any other contemporary architect, Burkina Faso–born Diébédo Francis Kéré (born 1965) stands for >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775742177
US $49.95 CAN $64.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 04/25/2017

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Kanye West: YEEZY Season 3–4 ZinePhotographs by Jackie Nickerson.

Kanye West's lusciously produced zine for his YEEZY fashion creations

Kanye West: YEEZY Season 3–4 Zine showcases the third and fourth collections of Kanye West’s YEEZY footwear, apparel and accessories line, both presented in 2016. >>more
ISBN 9783958293304
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Pbk, 10.75 x 16.5 in. / 128 pgs / 87 color.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017

Awaiting stock
Ernest Cole: House of BondageText by Thomas Flaherty, Joseph Lelyveld.

"One of the frankest books ever done on South Africa." -Robert Cromie, Chicago Tribune

First published in the US in 1967 and in Britain in 1968, House of Bondage presented images from South Africa that shocked >>more
ISBN 9783958293465
US $59.95 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Clth, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 192 pgs / 185 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965–85Introduction by Forent Mazzoleni.

Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé (born 1943) started his career in 1960, the year his country (then named République de Haute-Volta) gained independence from France.

Sanlé opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working >>more
Reel Art Press/Morton-Hill
ISBN 9781909526525
US $29.95 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 9.5 in. / 80 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017

Recent HistoriesEdited with text by Daniela Baumann, Joshua Chuang, Oluremi C. Onabanjo. Texts by Antawan I. Byrd, Emmanuel Iduma, M. Neelika Jayawardane, Allison Moore, Moses Serubiri, Mikhael Subotzky, Drew Thompson, Artur Walther. Contributions by Okwui Enwezor, Artur Walther.

Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art from The Walther Collection unites the perspectives of 14 contemporary artists of African descent, who investigate social identity, questions of belonging and an array of sociopolitical concerns—including >>more
Steidl / The Walther Collection
ISBN 9783958293502
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 9.75 in. / 304 pgs / 110 color.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017

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David Goldblatt: Fietas Fractured

This book presents photos by David Goldblatt (born 1930) of Fietas in Johannesburg, taken between 1952 and 2016, with an emphasis on his 1976–77 images of the suburb’s last Indian residents before they were forcibly >>more
ISBN 9783958293250
US $85.00 CAN $105.00 TRADE
Clth, 14.5 x 13 in. / 256 pgs / 5 color / 90 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018

David Goldblatt: Ex Offenders at the Scene of CrimeText by Brenda Goldblatt.

The origins of this book lie in David Goldblatt’s observation that many of his fellow South Africans, regardless of race or class, are the victims of crime.

For this project, begun in 2008, Goldblatt photographed criminal >>more
ISBN 9783958293403
US $85.00 CAN $105.00 TRADE
Clth, 15 x 12.25 in. / 56 pgs / 35 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018

Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another DayEdited with text by Christopher Bedford, Katy Siegel. Text by Peter James Hudson, Anita Hill, Sarah Lewis, Katy Siegel, Zadie Smith, James Baldwin, W.E.B. DuBois. Interview by Christopher Bedford.

America’s representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Bradford has radically renewed abstract art

Mark Bradford’s exhibition for the US Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, titled Tomorrow Is Another Day, is born out of the artist’s >>more
Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366141
US $60.00 CAN $78.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 230 pgs / 151 color.
Pub Date: 06/27/2017

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song for a CipherEdited by Massimiliano Gioni, Natalie Bell. Text by Elena Filipovic, Chris Ofili, Robert Storr. Interview by Natalie Bell, Massimiliano Gioni.

The lush oil paintings of London-based Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born 1977) embrace many of the conventions of historical European portraiture, but expand on that tradition by engaging fictional subjects who often serve as protagonists of the >>more
New Museum/Kunsthalle Basel
ISBN 9780915557141
US $24.00 CAN $29.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 124 pgs / 38 color / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/27/2017

Awaiting stock
Roger Ballen / Hans Lemmen: UnleashedEdited with text by Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge. Text by Claude d’Anthenaise, Stijn Huijts.

Unleashed brings together two very different artists: Johannesburg-based photographer Roger Ballen (born 1950) and Dutch draftsman Hans Lemmen (born 1959). Their collaboration reveals a universe of surreal truths born out of a dialogue between their >>more
ISBN 9783735603562
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 144 pgs / 81 color / 26 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017

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Margaret Courtney-Clarke: Cry Sadness into the Coming RainForeword by David Goldblatt. Text by Sean O’Toole.

This book is Margaret Courtney-Clarke’s (born 1949) visual ode to her home country of Namibia, and describes the bare circumstances of women and men forced to negotiate ravaged lives.

ISBN 9783958292536
US $85.00 CAN $105.00 FLAT40
Clth, 14.25 x 10.25 in. / 200 pgs / 109 color / 11 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018

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