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VANDERZEE: PHOTOGRAPHER, 1886-1983. Deborah Willis-Braithwaite and Rodger C. Birt. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1993. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 192 pp. with 190 ills. 30 x 23 cm. LC 93-18307 ISBN 0810939231 In English.
Presents an extensive review of the achievements of African American artist James Van Der Zee, Harlem's preeminent photographer during the 1920s and 30s whose studio portraits and depictions of wedding parties, sports teams, funerals, family and social groups, and religious and cultural figures illuminate the character of the community during the Harlem Renaissance. Reproductions of some 180 images spanning Van Der Zee's eight-decade career are accompanied by a critical assessment of his techniques and artistic perspective and by a substantial biographical essay that includes a detailed account of the photographer's "discovery" by the organizers of the Metropolitan's controversial 1969 exhibition Harlem on My Mind (Worldwide 3915).
Artist(s):Van Der Zee, James
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Photography — African American Artists
Plans: 01,05,07,08,09,13,17,22,25
Worldwide Number: 024172
Hardcover $39.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.

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