The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume II: From the Early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery", Part 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood : New Edition, Hardback Book

The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume II: From the Early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery", Part 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood : New Edition Hardback

Edited by David Bindman, Henry Louis, Jr. Gates

Description

In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art.

Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector's items.

A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, including new editions of the original volumes and two additional ones. From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood, written largely by noted French scholar Jean Devisse, has established itself as a classic in the field of medieval art.

It surveys as never before the presence of black people, mainly mythical, in art from the early Christian era to the fourteenth century.

The extraordinary transformation of Saint Maurice into a black African saint, the subject of many noble and deeply touching images, is a highlight of this volume.

The new introduction by Paul Kaplan provides a fresh perspective on the image of the black in medieval European art and contextualizes the classic essays on the subject.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 168 color illustrations, 15 halftones, 2 maps
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of art / art & design styles
  • ISBN: 9780674052567

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