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The Resource AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought, Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III

AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought, Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III

Label
AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought
Title
AFRICOBRA
Title remainder
experimental art toward a school of thought
Statement of responsibility
Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) was a multidisciplinary collective of black artists who created socially conscious art in Chicago during the Black Arts Movement of the 1960's and 1970's. Artists Wadsworth Jarrell, Nelson Stevens, Jae Jarrell, Gerald Williams, and Napoloen Jones-Henderson produced textiles, paintings, sculpture and public art that sought to develop an aesthetic language that resonated with the black community. AFRICOBRA's abstract works convey the rhythmic dynamism of black culture and social life, while the structure of the collective offered a model of artistic practice embedded in the political realities and histories of the community. In this volume, Wadsworth Jarrell, one of the founding members of the AFRICOBRA collective, offers an account of the history of the group and it's founding aesthetic and political principles. The bulk of the manuscript is selected from his archive of materials ranging from exhibition ephemera to photos that show the development of the group's art practice that collectively form a sourcebook history of the group.The sourcebook intersperses documentation of exhibitions, artworks, and the members of the collective in Chicago; documents that outline the aesthetic and political goals of the group written by its members; and writing from Jarrell that narrates the history of the collective from the point of view of its founder. The writing emphasizes the importance of the group's political principles to some of its largest projects, like the Wall of Respect, a public mural in Chicago's Black Belt neighborhood. While work by AFRICOBRA has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum, the Tate, and elsewhere, this will be the first book to present an extensive record of the group's history, practice, and principles. This book will be of interest to our readers in art, African American studies, and cultural studies"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarrell, Wadsworth
Dewey number
704.9/42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6538.N5
LC item number
J37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ProQuest (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)
  • Black Arts movement
  • Ethnicity in art
  • Art
Label
AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought, Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Black In Chicago
  • Genesis
  • Wall of Respect
  • Inception
  • Visual Art Proposal
  • First Cobra Exhibition
  • Recruitment
Control code
MSTDDA6191301
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( xxvii, 292 pages ):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781478002246
Lccn
2019032732
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv114dk7t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
AFRICOBRA : experimental art toward a school of thought, Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III
Publication
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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Black In Chicago
  • Genesis
  • Wall of Respect
  • Inception
  • Visual Art Proposal
  • First Cobra Exhibition
  • Recruitment
Control code
MSTDDA6191301
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( xxvii, 292 pages ):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781478002246
Lccn
2019032732
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv114dk7t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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