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Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present Deborah Willis

Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present

Deborah Willis

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ISBN : 9780393340594
Paperback
280 pages
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With more than two hundred arresting images, Posing Beauty recovers a world many never knew existed. Historical subjects such as Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker illuminate the past- Angela Davis and Muhammad Ali take us to the civil rights era-MoreWith more than two hundred arresting images, Posing Beauty recovers a world many never knew existed. Historical subjects such as Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker illuminate the past- Angela Davis and Muhammad Ali take us to the civil rights era- Denzel Washington, Lil Kim, and Michelle Obama celebrate the present. Featuring the work of more than one hundred photographers, including Carl Van Vechten, Eve Arnold, Lee Friedlander, and Carrie Mae Weems, Williss book captures not only the lives of the famous but also the barber shop, the bodybuilding contest, and prom night. African American beauty finally gets its due in this landmark work from one of our most distinguished historians.