Dark Designs and Visual Culture

Author:   Michele Wallace
Publisher:   Duke University Press
ISBN:  

9780822334132


Pages:   528
Publication Date:   06 December 2004
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Michele Wallace
Publisher:   Duke University Press
Imprint:   Duke University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 3.40cm , Length: 22.60cm
Weight:   0.708kg
ISBN:  

9780822334132


ISBN 10:   0822334135
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   06 December 2004
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Dark Designs and Visual Culture is a remarkable compilation of images, self-reflexive essays, and other critical works. It demonstrates Michele Wallace's mastery of cultural criticism and indicates her interaction with American and African American visual culture during the past thirty years. A writer of extraordinary talent, she wields an ever sharpened insight and wit. -Deborah Willis I can hardly think of a living critic who is as courageous as Michele Wallace-she says things no one else dares to-and this collection proves just how consistent her bravery has been over the years. -Andrew Ross Michele Wallace has long been one of the most insightful and brave writers dealing with popular culture in this country. Her latest work continues that tradition of courage and wit. -Nelson George


[Wallace is] a trenchant commentator on race, gender, media, and art ... provocative and thoughtful. Library Journal a fascinating critique of popular and intellectual culture... Bust Wallace's collection of essays and articles take the reader on a retrospective romp through the last two decades and beyond. Girlfriends I can hardly think of a living critic who is as courageous as Michele Wallace--she says things no one else dares to--and this collection proves just how consistent her bravery has been over the years. --Andrew Ross, author of No-Collar: The Humane Workplace and Its Hidden Costs Michele Wallace has long been one of the most insightful and brave writers dealing with popular culture in this country. Her latest work continues that tradition of courage and wit. --Nelson George Dark Designs and Visual Culture is a remarkable compilation of images, self-reflexive essays, and other critical works. It demonstrates Michele Wallace's mastery of cultural criticism and indicates her interaction with American and African American visual culture during the past thirty years. A writer of extraordinary talent, she wields an ever sharpened insight and wit. --Deborah Willis I can hardly think of a living critic who is as courageous as Michele Wallace--she says things no one else dares to--and this collection proves just how consistent her bravery has been over the years. --Andrew Ross


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Michele Wallace is Visiting Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University. She is the author of Invisibility Blues: From Pop to Theory and Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman. She has written for numerous popular and scholarly publications, including The Village Voice, The New York Times, Emerge, Aperture, Ms., October, and Renaissance Noire.

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