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The Hearing Eye: Jazz and Blues Influences in African American Visual Art
  

The Hearing Eye: Jazz and Blues Influences in African American Visual Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

Edited by Lock, Graham
Edited by Murray, David

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The widespread presence of jazz and blues in African American visual art has long been overlooked. The Hearing Eye makes the case for recognizing the music's importance, both as formal template and as explicit subject matter. Moving on from the use of iconic musical figures and m...otifs in Harlem Renaissance art, this groundbreaking collection explores the more allusive - and elusive - references to jazz and blues in a wide range of mostly contemporary visual artists. There are scholarly essays on the painters Rose Piper (Graham Lock), Norman Lewis (Sara Wood), Bob Thompson (Richard H. King), Romare Bearden (Robert G. O'Meally, Johannes V:oltz) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (Robert Farris Thompson), as well an account of early blues advertising art (Paul Oliver) and a discussion of the photographs of Roy DeCarava (Richard Ings). These essays are interspersed with a series of in-depth interviews by Graham Lock, who talks to quilter Michael Cummings and painters Sam Middleton, Wadsworth Jarrell, Joe Overstreet and Ellen Banks about their musical inspirations, and also looks at art's reciprocal effect on music in conversation with saxophonists Marty Ehrlich and Jane Ira Bloom.With numerous illustrations both in the book and on its companion website, The Hearing Eye reaffirms the significance of a fascinating and dynamic aspect of African American visual art that has been too long neglected.
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ISBN 9780195340518
Released NZ 30 Apr 2009
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Availability
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ISBN-13 9780195340518
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 30 Apr 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Edited by Lock, Graham
Edited by Murray, David
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: From C 1900 -
Jazz
Blues music
African History
American History
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 204mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 780.07
Weight 1,371g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress African American art - 20th century, Art and music - United States - History - 20th century, Jazz in art, Blues (Music) in art, Jazz in art
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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