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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Widely recommended. The very nature of the history of American art is greatly expanded by the recognition of the existence and importance of the works discussed and depicted here.

Instill and Inspire: The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art

This volume should join the ranks of Amalia K. Amaki's A Century of African American Art, and Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art. For all library collections with holdings in this area.

South Africa: The Art of a Nation

While other books focus more comprehensively on the traditional indigenous art of the many peoples of the region, the scope of this volume makes it invaluable to readers interested in the subject.

Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

The detailed coverage of this topic may be overwhelming to general readers but should intrigue those interested in the contemporary art world and readers who are concerned about racial justice in U.S. society. [See "Lives, Loves, Losses: Books for Black History Month and Beyond," LJ 11/1/15.]

No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting

The book is recommended for its unique subject to anyone interested in contemporary world art.

The Image of the Black in Western Art. Vol. 5: The Twentieth Century; The Rise of Black Artists

Of all the volumes in the series, this one has the most to offer to readers unfamiliar with the extent, diversity, and significance of the accomplishments of artists of color and deserves the highest recommendation for any library. [See "African American Lives: Books for February, Black History Month," LJ 11/1/14.]

The Visual Blues

Highly recommended for anyone interested in art and African American cultural history.

The Erotic Doll: A Modern Fetish

Highly recommended for those interested in modern art and a unique aspect of modern sexology.

The Global Art Compass: New Directions in 21st-Century Art

Anyone seeking an overview of many current trends in the art world will be stimulated by this book.

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