The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 2: Black Models and White Myths: New Edition
by David Bindman
Harvard University Press, 2010
Cloth: 978-0-674-05260-4
Library of Congress Classification N8232.I46 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 704.949305896

Black Models and White Myths examines the racial assumptions behind representations of Africans that emphasized the contrast between “civilization” and “savagery” and the development of so-called scientific and ethnographic racism. These works often depicted Africans’ allegedly natural behavior as a counterpoint to inhibited European conduct.

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