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Women Artists Together: Art in the Age of Women’s Liberation

Deeply researched with extensive endnotes, this is a challenging but worthwhile read for scholars of the art and social activism of the ’70s.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Concealing Enslavement in American Visual Culture

This is a difficult topic, but timely given current debates around public representations that celebrate the Confederacy. Though many of the book’s images depict violence and abuse, Stephens brings to light essential research that will be of interest to scholars of American history and art.

Nonconformers: A New History of Self-Taught Artists

This useful volume is an important entry point to a more inclusive and accessible art world.

Vitamin C+: Collage in Contemporary Art

This global review of collage in today’s art world will serve both as a launching pad for exploration and as inspiration for creatives.

African Art Now: 50 Pioneers Defining African Art for the Twenty-First Century

A beautiful volume and important addition to most libraries’ contemporary art collections.

What Is African Art? A Short History

While generously illustrated to elucidate the text, this is no coffee table book for casual readers. It’s a deeply researched, important contribution to the study of art history, with relevance to disciplines beyond the study of African art.

Mickalene Thomas

This is an important and accessible work and will be relished by followers of contemporary art.

Dressing the Resistance: The Visual Language of Protest Through History

Accessible and non-scholarly in tone yet comprehensively sourced, this book will serve as a source of enlightenment and inspiration for a wide audience.

No Compromise: The Work of Florence Knoll

Based on deep research in Knoll’s papers at the Smithsonian, the Cranbrook Institute, and the Knoll Associates Archives, this close look at Knoll’s career makes its case soundly.

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