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Description - The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I: From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire by David Bindman

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.

The new edition of From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire offers a comprehensive look at the fascinating and controversial subject of the representation of black people in the ancient world. Classic essays by distinguished scholars are aptly contextualized by Jeremy Tanner's new introduction, which guides the reader through enormous changes in the field in the wake of the ?Black Athena? story.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674052710
ISBN-10: 0674052714
Format: Hardback
Pages: 416
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Bindman

David Bindman is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University College London. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and is the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Frank M. Snowden Jr., is Professor of Classics, Howard University.

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