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    Kara Walker - Dust Jackets for the Niggerati (Hardback) Text by Hilton Als, Text by James Hannaham, Text by Chistopher Stackhouse, Text by Christopher Stackhouse, Illustrated by Kara Walker

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    DescriptionAfrican-American artist Kara Walker (born 1969) has been acclaimed internationally for her candid investigations of race, sexuality and violence through the lens of reconceived historical tropes. She had her first solo show at The Drawing Center in New York City in 1994 and, at the age of 28 in 1997, was one of the youngest people to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. This publication documents "Dust Jackets for the Niggerati--and Supporting Dissertations, Drawings Submitted Ruefully by Dr. Kara E. Walker," a major series of graphite drawings and hand-printed texts on paper that grew out of Walker's attempts to understand how interpersonal and geopolitical powers are asserted through the lives of individuals. In scenes that range from the grotesque to the humorous to the tragic, these works vividly and powerfully explore the themes of transition and migration that run through the African-American experience. The accompanying essays take us through Walker's saga of American experience--the dual streams of renewal and destruction that trace parallel lines through the last century's rapid urbanization and the complementary emergence of a "New Negro" identity. Fully illustrated with reproductions of the entire series, and designed by award-winning design studio CoMa with Walker's close collaboration, "Dust Jackets for the Niggerati" represents a major contribution to the career of one of our most significant and complex contemporary artists.

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    Kara Walker - Dust Jackets for the Niggerati
    Authors and contributors
    Text by Hilton Als, Text by James Hannaham, Text by Chistopher Stackhouse, Text by Christopher Stackhouse, Illustrated by Kara Walker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 310 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9780982681367
    ISBN 10: 0982681364

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15820
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    DC21: 709.2
    DC22: 709.2
    BISAC V2.8: ART038000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: N6537.W239 A4 2013
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    Thema V1.0: AGB
    Gregory Miller & Company
    Imprint name
    Gregory Miller & Company
    Publication date
    30 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    In KARA WALKER: DUST JACKETS FOR THE NIGGERATI, the artist, assisted by the design firm of CoMa, has cleverly folded the dust jacket into a large artwork that includes her entire foreword and a full-scale detail of a large text piece. The fine reproductions include these boldly graphic works as well as her powerfully kinetic figurative drawings. Walker's art engages with historical forms of American popular entertainment, from minstrel shows, vaudeville turns, old movies, and nightclub acts, to public lynchings with postcard souvenirs. Conceiving its images as "potential covers for unwritten essays, works of fiction, and missing narratives of the black migration," Walker transforms the art book from coffee-table objet to black-and-white bomb.--Christopher Lyon"BookForum" (12/01/2013)