I Too Sing America : The Harlem Renaissance at 100 - the exhibition catalogue from Columbus Museum of Art available to buy at Museum Bookstore

I Too Sing America : The Harlem Renaissance at 100

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'The catalog is a wonderful volume lavishly illustrated with the art and photography that defined the Renaissance. Haygood’s essays on how Harlem emerged as the mecca of Black America, the feverish publishing the period sparked, the dance, theater, and music the era engendered, the two Reverend Powells, and W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston, appear throughout the volume.' - Culture Type

This richly illustrated book captures the range and breadth of the Harlem Renaissance through work by artists such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Archibald Motley, and James Van Der Zee

This movement saw an astonishing array of black writers and artists and musicians gather over a period of a few intense years, expanding far beyond its roots in Harlem to unleashing a myriad of talents upon the nation.

The book illuminates multiple facets of the era the lives of its people, the art, the literature, the music, and the social history through paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and contemporary documents and ephemera. The lushly illustrated chronicle includes work by cherished artists such as Romare Bearden, Allan Rohan Crite, Palmer Hayden, William Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Archibald Motley, and James Van Der Zee. The project is the culmination of decades of reflection, research, and scholarship by Wil Haygood, acclaimed biographer and preeminent historian on Harlem and its cultural roots. In thematic chapters, the author captures the range and breadth of the Harlem Reniassance, a sweeping movement which saw an astonishing array of black writers and artists and musicians gather over a period of a few intense years, expanding far beyond its roots in Harlem to unleashing a myriad of talents upon the nation.

The book is published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Details
  • Author: Wil Haygood
  • Hardcover: 224 pages | 100 colour and 50 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: October 2018
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0847863129
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.3 cm

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