Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism
By (author) Sieglinde Lemke
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Primitivist-modernism by Sieglinde Lemke
Book DescriptionThis book offers a bold new account of modernism. By focusing on cubism, primitivist-modernism, jazz, and Josephine Baker's performance, Lemke demonstrates that black art exerted a crucial if masked presence in both Euro-American high art and popular culture. American and European modernism owe much of their symbolic capital to the black cultural other. Black American artists, for their part, also relied on Euro-American American models. By reappropriating European primitivist-modernism, they invented a sui generis black modernism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195104035
(241mm x 163mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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