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The Resource Making race : modernism and "racial art" in America, Jacqueline Francis

Making race : modernism and "racial art" in America, Jacqueline Francis

Label
Making race : modernism and "racial art" in America
Title
Making race
Title remainder
modernism and "racial art" in America
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Francis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Malvin Gray Johnson, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Max Weber were three New York City artists whose work was popularly assigned to the category of "racial art" in the interwar years of the twentieth century. The term was widely used by critics and the public at the time, and was an unexamined, unquestioned category for the work of non-whites (such as Johnson, an African American), non-Westerners (such as Kuniyoshi, a Japanese-born American), and ethnicized non-Christians (such as Weber, a Russian-born Jewish American). The discourse on racial art is a troubling chapter in the history of early American modernism that has not, until now, been sufficiently documented. Jacqueline Francis juxtaposes the work of these three artists in order to consider their understanding of the category and their stylistic responses to the expectations created by it, in the process revealing much about the nature of modernist art practices. Most American audiences in the interwar period disapproved of figural abstraction and held modernist painting in contempt, yet the critics who first expressed appreciation for Johnson, Kuniyoshi, and Weber praised their bright palettes and energetic pictures--and expected to find the residue of the minority artist's heritage in the work itself. Francis explores the flowering of racial art rhetoric in criticism and history published in the 1920s and 1930s, and analyzes its underlying presence in contemporary discussions of artists of color. Making Race is a history of a past phenomenon which has ramifications for the present. Jacqueline Francis is a senior lecturer at the California College of the Arts"--Provided by publisher
  • "A comparative history of New York expressionist painters Malvin Gray Johnson (1896-1934), Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1893-1953), and Max Weber (1881-1961)"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francis, Jacqueline
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Malvin Gray
  • Kuniyoshi, Yasuo
  • Weber, Max
  • Johnson, Malvin Gray
  • Kuniyoshi, Yasuo
  • Weber, Max
  • Johnson, Malvin Gray
  • Kuniyoshi, Yasuo
  • Weber, Max
  • Künstler
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Painting, American
  • Art criticism
  • Art and race
  • ART
  • ART
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • ART
  • Art and race
  • Art criticism
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Painting, American
  • United States
  • Ethnizität
  • Malerei
  • Minderheit
  • Amerikansk målarkonst
  • Modernism (konst)
  • ART / American / African American
Label
Making race : modernism and "racial art" in America, Jacqueline Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A McLellan book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The meanings of modernism -- Making race in American religious painting -- Type/face/mask: racial portraiture -- The race of landscape -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn774399342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804330
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
99946986232
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctdh0t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774399342
Label
Making race : modernism and "racial art" in America, Jacqueline Francis
Publication
Note
"A McLellan book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The meanings of modernism -- Making race in American religious painting -- Type/face/mask: racial portraiture -- The race of landscape -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn774399342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804330
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
99946986232
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctdh0t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774399342

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