Romare Bearden: His Life and Art.
Through lively and informative text--much of it in interview form--and 250 photographs, this book signals why Bearden's reputation as an important American artist continues to grow after his death in 1988. A perceptive foreword by African-American playwright August Wilson whets the reader's appetite for the images to come--120 full-color, often full-page photographs of Bearden's work, and informal photos of Bearden in the company of well-known artists and musicians. In addition to the colorful collages for which he is most famous, this book includes many drawings and paintings. The richness of Bearden's watercolors and the wit and expressiveness of his humorous and political cartoons are also revealed in this highly recommended book.
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|Date:||Jan 1, 1993|
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