Samella Lewis, Ph.D.
Art is a basic component of—and partner in—the full understanding of historical and cultural experiences, and their potential as resources for human development. To aid individual functioning—psychological, social and esthetic—we must realize the uniqueness of each culture and the value of its art. In addition, there must be the understanding that there are no cultural or national barriers to an individual’s expression of a private world through various modes of art.
A living approach to art entails a composition of experiences rich in vibrant, personal relationships and communal interactions. True art is not a brief or passing moment of external elements or techniques. Instead, it is a matrix of joy and sorrow and pain and fulfillment expressed through myriad paths of feeling and visualization.
Black peoples are especially fortunate in that theirs has always been a living art. The profusion of cultural experiences permeates the whole of life.
In bringing you Black Art: an International Quarterly, we will chronicle the heritage of our ancestors, encourage the participation of our contemporaries and enrich this heritage for our descendants.
—Samella Lewis, Ph.D., Val Spaulding, Jan Jemison
Feature Articles and Contributors:
“African Influences on Black American Art”, Floyd W. Coleman, Ph.D.
“Armando Solis, Museum Photographer”, Mati Robinson
“The Black Presence: A Theatre of Creative Alternatives”, Joan Sandler
“The Emerging Voice of the Black Visual Artists”, Murry N. DePillars, Ph.D.
“Black American Music: The Beginning “, Bette Cox
“Afro–Brazilian Art: A Liberating Spirit, Abdias do Nascimento”,
Translation by Elizabeth A. Larkin
“Folk Tale—The Brave Caterpillar”
Title: Black Art: an International Quarterly
Publisher: Black Art, Ltd., Jamaica, New York
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Pictorial Softcover
Book Condition: Good
Book Type: Quarterly Magazine
All books are padded and wrapped carefully. Most are shipped in a box, unless very small, in which case they will be shipped in a padded envelope.