Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas
The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, remains one of the most controversial movements of the 20th-century. Founded by the charismatic Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, the party sounded a defiant cry for an end to the institutionalized subjugation of African Americans. The Black Panther newspaper was founded to articulate the party's message and artist Emory Douglas became the paper's art director and later the party's Minister of Culture.Douglas's artistic talents and experience proved a powerful combination: his striking collages of photographs and his own drawings combined to create some of the era's most iconic images, like that of Newton with his signature beret and large gun set against a background of a blood-red star, which could be found blanketing neighborhoods during the 12 years the paper existed.This landmark book brings together a remarkable lineup of party insiders who detail the crafting of the party's visual identity.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - LibraryThing
This book is just fantastic! It's about time that Emory Douglas got the proper amount of attention that he deserves. The reproductions are about as perfect as they can be. In fact because it's art originally printed on newsprint, you're mostly seeing the work in the original sizes as opposed to dealing with the usual shrinking of images found in most art books. There's a nice mix in the essays from a more scholarly approach by Colette Gainer to the more personal writings of Kathleen Cleaver to the words of the man himself in an interview conducted by St. Clair Bourne. Sam Durant does an excellent job with the editing and I'd like to draw particular attention to the excellent caption writing. Unlike many art books where each image is analyzed in the text and therefore the captions are usually just artist, title, date and possibly medium, here there's a little description for each image that puts them in context.
Review: Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory DouglasAvis d'utilisateur - Goodreads
Own a signed copy. I give it 5 stars.
The Black Panther Party for Self Defense: The Protest Art of Emory Douglas
Danny Glover,Emory Douglas
Aucun aperçu disponible - 2007