Textures : the history and art of Black hair / editors, Joseph L. Underwood and Tameka N. Ellington.

by Ellington, Tameka N [editor.]Looking glass; Underwood, Joseph L [editor.]Looking glass; Kent State University. Museum [host institution.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Munich, Germany : Hirmer, [2020]Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9783777435541.Other title: History and art of Black hair.Subject(s): Blacks in art -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | Hair in art -- Exhibitions | Hair -- Social aspects | Hairdressing of Blacks -- History -- Exhibitions | Hairdressing of Blacks -- Social aspects -- Exhibitions | Hairstyles -- Social aspects | Women, Black -- Social conditionsNote: "This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Textures : the history and art of Black hair, Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio, USA, September 10, 2021-August 14, 2022"--Colophon.Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-189) and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Textures synthesizes research in history, fashion, art, and visual culture to reassess the "hair story" of peoples of African descent. Long a fraught topic for African Americans and others in the diaspora, Black hair is here addressed by artists, barbers, and activists in both its historical perceptions and its ramifications for self and society today. Combs, products, and implements from the collection of hair pioneer Willie Morrow are paired here with masterworks from artists like Sonya Clark, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, and Alison Saar. Exploring topics such as the preferential treatment of straight hair, the social hierarchies of skin, and the power and politics of display, Textures is a landmark exploration of Black hair and its important, complicated place in the history of African American life and culture.

"This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Textures : the history and art of Black hair, Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio, USA, September 10, 2021-August 14, 2022"--Colophon.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-189) and index.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Tameka Ellington is a professor in the Fashion School at Kent State University. Joseph L. Underwood is professor of art history at Kent State University.

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