Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art (Volumes I and II). William Arnett, Paul Arnett.

Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art (Volumes I and II)

Atlanta: Tinwood Books, 2000.

Hardcover. 12 3/4" X 10 3/4". Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jackets. Light bump to corner of over board of Volume I. Pages of both volumes are bright, clean, and unmarked. Bindings are sound. These books are heavy and oversized and will require additional postal charges to ship internationally. Please contact us today for an international shipping quote.

The first comprehensive overview of an important genre of American art, Souls Grown Deep explores the visual-arts genius of the black South. This first work in a multivolume study introduces 40 African-American self-taught artists, who, without significant formal training, often employ the most unpretentious and unlikely materials. Like blues and jazz artists, they create powerful statements amplifying the call for freedom and vision.

Completing the two-volume set, Souls Grown Deep, Vol. 2 takes the visual and historical presentation of the first volume to a richer level, offering an even broader array of artistic styles and media. Published in 2000, the first volume explored the diverse historical roots of the genre and introduced artists whose work recalled the South of the pre civil rights era. This sequel brings the movement into the present, delving into the work of the current generation of artists who are creating a complex form of art that blurs the boundaries between folk and contemporary art. Very good + / Very good +. Item #8280
ISBN: 096537663x

Price: $175.00

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