A catalogue of the abstract-Expressionist painter's works from his early years in the U.S. to his later years in France.
Bill Taylor, William Edmondson, and the Modernist Impulse Edited by Josef Helfenstein and Roxanne Stanulis, Kannert Art Museum/ University of Washington Press, May 2005 $40, ISBN 1-883-01535-9
A handsome book that showcases the unique works of two captivating artists: Traylor, a renowned folk artist, and Edmondson, a sculptor who, the book states, "was the first black artist to be exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York."
Faith Ringgold: A View From the Studio by Curlee Raven Holton with Faith Ringgold Bunker Hill Publishing, March 2005, $19.95 ISBN 1-593-73045-4; and We Flew Over The Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold Duke University Press, April 2005 $24.95. SBN 0-822-33564-6
Through her art and photographs, two small books on the life of the author and painter who celebrates her 75th birthday this year. We Flew Over the Bridge marks the tenth anniversary of the artist's autobiography.
Jean-Michel Basquiat Edited by Rudy Chiappini Skira, August 2005 $65. ISBN 8-876-24264-3
A tribute to the brash works of the enfant terrible of the art world in the 1980s.
Keith Morrison by Renee Ater Pomegranate. March 2005 $35, ISBN 0-764-93153-9
The fifth volume of the David C. Driskell Series of African American Art features the fantastical imagery of the Jamaican-born artist.
Nubia: Sketches, Notes and Photographs by Margo Veillon, edited by John Rodenbeck The American University in Cairo Press May 2005, $35, ISBN 9-774-24879-1
Images of the people and the life in Nubia, an historic region that encompasses southern Egypt and northern Sudan, are presented through the watercolors and travels of an artist and writer who died at the age of 96.
Vodou: Visions and Voices of Haiti by Phyllis Galembo Ten Speed Press, March 2005 $24.95, ISBN 1-580-08676-4
More than 80 vibrant photographs capture the many facets of the spiritual tradition of vodou and its role in Haitian life.
WS: A Life in Full Compiled and edited by Bankole Olayebi Bookcraft/Michigan State University Press December 2004, $39.95, ISBN 9-782-03042-2
A photographic essay of Nigerian writer and Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka.
--Reviewed by Farah Jasmine Griffin
Farah Jasmine Griffin is director of the institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University and author of Who Set You Flowin'?: The African American Migration Narrative (Oxford University Press, May 1995).
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