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The Image of the Black in Western Art

  • The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I: From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Volume II: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the Early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery", Part 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood
  • Volume II: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the Early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery", Part 2: Africans in the Christian Ordinance of the World
  • Volume III: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, Part 1: Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque
  • Volume III: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, Part 2: Europe and the World Beyond

Recognizing the richness and complexity of Black history through outstanding scholarship, storytelling, and the arts.

Author - Editorial Staff

Date - 24 January 2024

Time to read - 1 min

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The Image of the Black in Western Art [is] a truly epic project…as eye-opening to view as it is to read.”

New York Times
  • The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I: From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I: From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, inc...

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  • Volume II: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the Early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery", Part 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood

    Volume II: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the Early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery", Part 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, inc...

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  • Volume II: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the Early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery", Part 2: Africans in the Christian Ordinance of the World

    Volume II: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the Early Christian Era to the "Age of Discovery", Part 2: Africans in the Christian Ordinance of the World

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, inc...

    Get the book

  • Volume III: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, Part 1: Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque

    Volume III: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, Part 1: Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, inc...

    Get the book

  • Volume III: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, Part 2: Europe and the World Beyond

    Volume III: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, Part 2: Europe and the World Beyond

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, inc...

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  • Volume III: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, Part 3: The Eighteenth Century

    Volume III: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the "Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, Part 3: The Eighteenth Century

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, inc...

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  • Volume IV: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 1: Slaves and Liberators

    Volume IV: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 1: Slaves and Liberators

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, inc...

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  • Volume IV: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 2: Black Models and White Myths

    Volume IV: The Image of the Black in Western Art, From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 2: Black Models and White Myths

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-format volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish a complete set of ten sumptuous books, inc...

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  • Volume V: The Image of the Black in Western Art, The Twentieth Century, Part 1: The Impact of Africa

    Volume V: The Image of the Black in Western Art, The Twentieth Century, Part 1: The Impact of Africa

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patrons Dominique and Jean de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art from the ancient world to modern times. Highlights from the image archive, accompanied by essays written by major scholars, appeared in three large-format volumes, consisting of one or more books, that quickly became collector's items....

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  • Volume V: The Image of the Black in Western Art, The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The Rise of Black Artists

    Volume V: The Image of the Black in Western Art, The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The Rise of Black Artists

    David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    In the 1960s, art patrons Dominique and Jean de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art from the ancient world to modern times. Highlights from the image archive, accompanied by essays written by major scholars, appeared in three large‐format volumes, consisting of one or more books, that quickly became collector’s items....

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  • The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art

    The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art

    David Bindman, Suzanne Preston Blier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art asks how the black figure was depicted by artists from the non-Western world. Beginning with ancient Egypt—positioned properly as part of African history—this volume focuses on the figure of the black as rendered by artists from Africa, East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. The aesthetic traditions illustrated here are as diverse as the political a...

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  • The Image of the Black in Latin American and Caribbean Art, Book 1: From Colony to Nation

    The Image of the Black in Latin American and Caribbean Art, Book 1: From Colony to Nation

    David Bindman, Alejandro de la Fuente, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    The Image of the Black in Latin American and Caribbean Art is the first comprehensive survey of the visual representation of people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean, some twelve million of whom were forcibly imported into the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade. This first volume spans four centuries, from the first Spanish occupation of Latin America and the Caribbe...

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  • The Image of the Black in Latin American and Caribbean Art, Book 2: The Modern World

    The Image of the Black in Latin American and Caribbean Art, Book 2: The Modern World

    David Bindman, Alejandro de la Fuente, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    The Image of the Black in Latin American and Caribbean Art is the first comprehensive survey of the visual representation of people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean, some twelve million of whom were forcibly imported into the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade. This second volume explores the period from the final abolition of slavery in Brazil and Cuba in the ninet...

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