The Image of the Black in Western Art
Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume II, Part 1 Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume II, Part 2 Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume III, Part 1 Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume III, Part 2 Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume III, Part 3 Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV, Part 1 Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV, Part 2 Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V, Part 1 Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V, Part 2 The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art, edited by David Bindman, Suzanne Preston Blier, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., with Associate Editor Karen C. C. Dalton, from Harvard University Press

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In the 1960s, as a response to segregation in the United States, the influential art patron Dominique de Menil began a research project and photo archive called The Image of the Black in Western Art. Now, fifty years later, as the first American president of African American descent serves his historic term in office, her mission has been re-invigorated through the collaboration of Harvard University Press and the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research to present new editions of the coveted five original books, as well as an additional five volumes.

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