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The Resource Kwame Brathwaite : black is beautiful, texts by Kwame Brathwaite, Tanisha C. Ford, and Deborah Willis

Kwame Brathwaite : black is beautiful, texts by Kwame Brathwaite, Tanisha C. Ford, and Deborah Willis

Label
Kwame Brathwaite : black is beautiful
Title
Kwame Brathwaite
Title remainder
black is beautiful
Statement of responsibility
texts by Kwame Brathwaite, Tanisha C. Ford, and Deborah Willis
Title variation
Black is beautiful
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Writer of added commentary
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used his photography to popularize the political slogan "Black Is Beautiful." This monograph--the first ever dedicated to Brathwaite's remarkable career--tells the story of a key, but under-recognized, figure of the second Harlem Renaissance. Inspired by the writings of activist and black nationalist Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite, along with his older brother, Elombe Brath, founded the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS) and the Grandassa Models (1962). AJASS was a collective of artists, playwrights, designers, and dancers; Grandassa Models was a modeling agency for black women, founded to challenge white beauty standards. From stunning studio portraits of the Grandassa Models to behind-the-scenes images of Harlem?s artistic community, including Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, and Miles Davis, this book offers a long-overdue exploration of Brathwaite's life and work
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brathwaite, Kwame
Dewey number
770.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR647
LC item number
.B7324 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ford, Tanisha C.
  • Willis, Deborah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brathwaite, Kwame
  • Photography, Artistic
  • African American photographers
  • Photographers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American arts
  • Harlem Renaissance
Label
Kwame Brathwaite : black is beautiful, texts by Kwame Brathwaite, Tanisha C. Ford, and Deborah Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Coincides with a touring exhibition of Brathwaite's work May 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface / by Kwame Brathwaite -- Black is beautiful / by Tanisha C. Ford -- African Jazz-Art Society -- Think black, buy black -- The Grandassa models -- Black is beautiful, then and now / by Deborah Willis
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781597114431
Lccn
2018054495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
W014923
System control number
  • on1050337685
  • (OCoLC)1050337685
Label
Kwame Brathwaite : black is beautiful, texts by Kwame Brathwaite, Tanisha C. Ford, and Deborah Willis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Coincides with a touring exhibition of Brathwaite's work May 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface / by Kwame Brathwaite -- Black is beautiful / by Tanisha C. Ford -- African Jazz-Art Society -- Think black, buy black -- The Grandassa models -- Black is beautiful, then and now / by Deborah Willis
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781597114431
Lccn
2018054495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
W014923
System control number
  • on1050337685
  • (OCoLC)1050337685

Library Locations

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      49.280188 -123.114755
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