Goeser, Caroline.

Picturing the New Negro : Harlem Renaissance print culture and modern black identity / Caroline Goeser. - Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2007. - xiv, 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - CultureAmerica . - Culture America. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-350) and index.

Introduction : making black modern in the medium of illustration -- An overview of Harlem Renaissance illustrations and their reception. Strategizing from spaces between : Aaron Douglas and the art of illustrating ; From racial uplift to vernacular expression : commercial and little magazine illustrations ; "Worth the price of the book" : dust jacket and book illustrations ; Critical ambivalence : illustration's reception in print -- Critical themes in Harlem Renaissance illustration. Remaking the past, making the modern : race, gender, and the modern economy ; Religion as "power site of cultural resistance" ; Black and tan : racial and sexual crossings in Ebony and topaz ; "To smile satirically" : on wearing the minstrel mask -- A brief conclusion : on making black modern during the Renaissance and beyond.

0700614664 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780700614660 (cloth : alk. paper)

2006026236

GBA689973 bnb

013584034 Uk


African Americans in art.
Illustration of books--New York (State)--New York--20th century.
Magazine illustration--New York (State)--New York--20th century.
African American illustrators--New York (State)--New York.
Harlem Renaissance.

NC961.7.A37 / G64 2007

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