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Black American Portraits
Black American Portraits
Edited with text by Christine Y. Kim and Myrtle Elizabeth Andrews. Forewords by Mary Schmidt Campbell and Michael Govan. Text by Hilton Als, Bridget R. Cooks, Ilene Susan Fort, Dhyandra Lawson, Jeffrey C. Stewart. Afterword by Naima J. Keith.

Spanning over two centuries from around 1800 to the present day, Black American Portraits chronicles the ways in which Black Americans have used portraiture to envision themselves in their own eyes. Remembering Two Centuries of >>more

DelMonico Books/Los Angeles County Museum of Art
ISBN 9781636810164
US $49.95 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 224 pgs / 222 color.
Pub Date: 01/17/2023 In stock

Events of the Social: Portraiture and Collective Agency
Events of the Social: Portraiture and Collective Agency
Edited with text by Elvira Dyangani Ose.

This book is a comprehensive investigation of photographic works by artists from the African continent and its diaspora. Taking the politics of the “colonial gaze” as its starting point, Events of the Social looks at >>more

Steidl/The Walther Collection
ISBN 9783969990872
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 200 pgs / 117 color / 115 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/17/2023 In stock

Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers
Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers
Text by Maxwell L. Anderson, Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Paul Goodwin.

For generations, Black artists from the American South have forged a unique art tradition. Working in near isolation from established practices, they have created masterpieces in clay, driftwood, roots, soil, and recycled and cast-off objects >>more

Royal Academy of Arts
ISBN 9781912520954
US $35.00 CAN $49.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.5 x 10.25 in. / 144 pgs / 125 color.
Pub Date: 05/09/2023 In stock



AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People
AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People
Edited by Jeffreen Hayes. Foreword by Chana Sheldon. Text by Leslie Guy.

A Chicago Tribune 2020 holiday gift guide pick

AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) was founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1968 by a group of five young Black artists. Today, it is >>more

Gregory Miller/Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
ISBN 9781941366301
US $49.95 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 01/05/2021 In stock

Afro-Atlantic Histories
Afro-Atlantic Histories
Edited with text by Adriano Pedrosa, Tomás Toledo. Text by Ayrson Heráclito, Deborah Willis, Hélio Menezes, Kanitra Fletcher, Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Vivian Crockett.

Named one of the best books of 2021 by Artforum

Afro-Atlantic Histories brings together a selection of more than 400 works and documents by more than 200 artists from the 16th to the 21st centuries that >>more

DelMonico Books/Museu de Arte de São Paulo
ISBN 9781636810027
US $69.95 CAN $84.95 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 400 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 In stock

Among Others: Blackness at MoMA
Among Others: Blackness at MoMA
Edited with text by Darby English, Charlotte Barat. Text by Mabel O. Wilson, et al.

A New York Times critics' pick | Best Art Books 2019

This expansive collection of essays on nearly 200 works in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art is the first substantial exploration of MoMA’s >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633450349
US $65.00 CAN $82.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 488 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Assembling a Black Counter Culture
Assembling a Black Counter Culture
By DeForrest Brown, Jr.

In Assembling a Black Counter Culture, writer and musician DeForrest Brown, Jr, provides a history and critical analysis of techno and adjacent electronic music such as house and electro, showing how the genre has been >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9781734489736
US $20.00 CAN $27.00 TRADE
Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 432 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/23/2022 In stock

Black Fire! New Spirits!
Black Fire! New Spirits!
Edited by Stuart Baker. At the start of the 1960s, jazz entered a unique period of revolution as African-American musicians redefined the art form in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, Afro-centric rhythm and thought and an ideology >>more

Soul Jazz Books
ISBN 9780957260016
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 12.5 x 12.5 in. / 192 pgs / 75 color / 125 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2014 In stock

Black Is A Color
Black Is A Color
By Elvan Zabunyan. Contemporary art through the lens of African-American artists: Adrian Piper, David Hammons, Renée Green, Faith Ringgold, Senga Nengudi, Pat Ward Williams, Lorraine O’Grady, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Fred Wilson, Dany Tisdale, June Clark and >>more

Dis Voir
ISBN 9782914563208
US $37.50 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 288 pgs / 67 color / 69 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/15/2006 In stock

Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style
Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style
Edited with text by Jason Jules. Art direction and design by Graham Marsh.

Named one of the best books of 2021 by The Financial Times

From the most avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists and poets to architects, philosophers and writers, Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style charts a period >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526822
US $49.95 CAN $64.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 224 pgs / 100 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/21/2021 In stock

Black Phoenix: Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture
Black Phoenix: Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture
Edited by Rasheed Araeen, Mahmood Jamal.

Published in three issues between 1978 and 1979, Black Phoenix: Journal of Contemporary Art & Culture in the Third World (the subtitle was changed to Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture for its >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9781736534670
US $24.00 CAN $33.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 104 pgs / 59 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/10/2022 In stock

Common Wealth
Common Wealth
Edited with text by Lowery Stokes Sims. Text by Dennis Carr, Janet L. Comey, Elliot Bostwick Davis, Aiden Faust, Nonie Gadsden, Edmund Barry Gaither, Karen Haas, Erica E. Hirshler, Kelly Hays L'Ecuyer, Taylor L. Poulin, Karen Quinn. The story of African Americans in the visual arts has closely paralleled their social, political and economic aspirations over the last 400 years. From enslaved craftspersons to contemporary painters, printmakers and sculptors, African American artists >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468157
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Clth, 9.5 x 11 in. / 256 pgs / 145 color.
Pub Date: 01/27/2015 In stock

Connecting Afro Futures
Connecting Afro Futures
Edited with text by Claudia Banz, Cornelia Lund, Beatrace Angut Oola. Text by Tamar Clarke-Brown, Isaac Kariuki, D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, Nadine Hounkpatin, Jaqee, Mwangi Hutter, Simon Njami, Mazzi Odu, Noliwe Rooks, Moses Serubiri, Cheikha Sigil, Jacqueline Shaw, Ken Aicha Sy, et al.

Gathering artists and designers from Uganda, Benin and Senegal, Connecting Afro Futures explores the relational nuances between hair, fashion and African identity.

From ornate wig sculptures to a videographic survey of Afrofuturism to clothing made from >>more

ISBN 9783735606150
US $40.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 128 pgs / 37 color / 3 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 Out of stock

Four Generations
Four Generations
Edited by Courtney J. Martin. Introduction by Mary Schmidt Campbell. Text by Christopher Bedford, Joost Bosland, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Andrianna Campbell, Alexis Clark, Nicholas Cullinan, Elvira Dyangani, Jacqueline Francis, Gary Garrels, Mark Godfrey, Thelma Golden, Jamillah James, Hannah Johnston, Eungie Joo, Norman L. Kleeblatt, Thomas J. Lax, Courtney J. Martin, Lucy H. Partman, Lawrence Rinder, James Rondeau, Katy Siegel, Franklin Sirmans, Philippe Vergne, Zoe Whitley. Jessica Morgan in conversation with Leonardo Drew, Jen Mergel with Shinique Smith, Courtney J. Martin with Mark Bradford & Charles Gaines, Gary Garrels with Kevin Beasley, Pamela Joyner & Alfred Giuffrid with Courtney J. Martin. Afterword by Pamela Joyner & Alfred Giuffrida.

The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary work by artists of the African diaspora and from the continent of Africa itself. Four >>more

Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366264
US $55.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10.25 in. / 528 pgs / 325 color.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 In stock

In Search of African American Space
In Search of African American Space
Edited with text by Jeffrey Hogrefe, Scott Ruff, Carrie Eastman, Ashley Simone. Foreword by Tina M. Campt. Text by Sara Caples, Radiclani Clytus, Yolande Daniels, Ann Holder, Everardo Jefferson, Walis Johnson, Elizabeth Kennedy, Rodney Leon, Marisa Williamson.

Richly illustrated with vintage adverts, maps, posters and architectural plans, and organized thematically, this anthology, edited by Jeffrey Hogrefe and Scott Ruff at the Pratt Institute in New York, is divided into three sections. The >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786338
US $30.00 CAN $42.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 148 color.
Pub Date: 09/29/2020 In stock

Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces
Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces
Edited with text by Thomas J. Lax, Lilia Rocio Taboada. Text by Eric Booker, Brandon Eng, Kellie Jones, Yelena Keller, Marielle Ingram, Legacy Russell. Interview with Linda Goode Bryant by Thelma Golden.

Just Above Midtown, or JAM, was an art gallery and self-described laboratory for experimentation led by Linda Goode Bryant that foregrounded African American artists and artists of color. Open from 1974 to 1986, it was >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York/The Studio Museum in Harlem
ISBN 9781633451377
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 184 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 11/01/2022 In stock

Postcards from Africa
Postcards from Africa
Text by Christraud M. Geary.

During the global postcard craze that peaked around 1900 and continued for several decades thereafter, photographers in Africa grasped the opportunity to serve a lucrative market for images of the continent, both locally and worldwide. >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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

Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898–1971
Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898–1971
Edited with text by Doris Berger, Rhea L. Combs. Foreword by Whoopi Goldberg. Text by Donald Bogle, Cara Caddoo, Terri Simone Francis, Michael Boyce Gillespie, J. Raúl Guzmán, Shola Lynch, Ron Magliozzi, Ellen C. Scott, Jacqueline N. Stewart.

From the dawn of the medium onward, Black filmmakers have helped define American cinema. Black performers, producers and directors—Bert Williams, Oscar Micheaux, Herb Jeffries, Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Ruby Dee and William Greaves, to name >>more

DelMonico Books/Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
ISBN 9781636810515
US $49.95 CAN $65.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 288 pgs / 80 color / 182 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/18/2022 In stock

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

In the period of radical change that was 1963–83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as >>more

ISBN 9781942884170
US $45.00 CAN $62.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 203 color / 33 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock

The Cricket
The Cricket
Edited by A.B. Spellman, Larry Neal, Amiri Baraka. Preface by A.B. Spellman. Introduction by David Grundy.

Edited by poets and writers Amiri Baraka, A.B. Spellman and Larry Neal between 1968 and 1969, and published by Baraka’s New Jersey–based JIHAD productions around the time of the Newark Riots, this experimental music magazine >>more

Blank Forms Editions
ISBN 9781953691101
US $35.00 CAN $49.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 184 pgs / 2 duotone / 9 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/13/2022 In stock

The Journey: New Positions in African Photography
The Journey: New Positions in African Photography
Edited with text by Simon Njami, Sean O’Toole. Text by Akinbode Akinbiyi, Lucienne Bestall, Nicola Brandt, Frédérique Chapuis, John Fleetwood, Emmanuel Iduma, Katrin Peters-Klaphake, Cara Snyman.

A New York Times critics' pick | Best Art Books 2021

This volume presents the work of 17 contemporary African photographers, all of whom are alumni of the decade-long mentorship program in Johannesburg, South Africa, helmed >>more

ISBN 9783735606822
US $69.95 CAN $97.95 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 342 pgs / 145 color / 56 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/13/2021 In stock

The Soul of a Nation Reader
The Soul of a Nation Reader
Edited with text by Mark Godfrey, Allie Biswas. Afterword by Zoé Whitley.

A New York Magazine 2021 holiday gift guide pick

What is “Black art”? This question was posed and answered time and time again between 1960 and 1980 by artists, curators and critics deeply affected by this >>more

Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366325
US $39.95 CAN $55.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 9 in. / 628 pgs / 35 color.
Pub Date: 06/01/2021 In stock

Voguing and the Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92
Voguing and the Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92
Edited by Stuart Baker.

In 1989, Malcolm McLaren had his only number one hit with a single called "Deep in Vogue." Early the next year, Madonna had one of the biggest hits of her career, with the single "Vogue," >>more

Soul Jazz Books
ISBN 9780955481765
US $39.99 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Flexi, 9 x 11.5 in. / 208 pgs / 40 color / 140 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/31/2011 In stock

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation
Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation
Edited by Liz Munsell, Greg Tate. Text by J. Faith Almiron, Dakota DeVos, Hua Hsu, Carlo McCormick.

In the early 1980s, art and writing labeled as graffiti began to transition from New York City walls and subway trains onto canvas and into art galleries. Young artists who freely sampled from their urban >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468713
US $50.00 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 05/05/2020 Out of stock

Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists
Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists
Edited with essay by Antwaun Sargent. Text by Graham C. Boettcher, Jessica Bell Brown, Connie H. Choi, Anthony Graham, Lauren Haynes, Jamillah James, Thomas J. Lax, Hallie Ringle, Adeze Wilford, Gordon Dearborn Wilkins, Matt Wycoff. Interview with Bernard Lumpkin by Thelma Golden.

A New York Times 2020 holiday gift guide pick

This book surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and also features the voices of a diverse group of curators who are on the >>more

ISBN 9781942884590
US $49.95 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 09/22/2020 In stock


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