"SEPARATE CINEMA. THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF BLACK POSTER ART" par John Duke KIRSCH. Editions Reel Art Press, Londres. 2014.
SEPARATE CINEMA. THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF BLACK POSTER ART
"SEPARATE CINEMA. THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF BLACK POSTER ART" par John Duke KIRSCH. Editions Reel Art Press, Londres. 2014. Edition originale. Fort petit in-4, couverture cartonnée sous jaquette illustrée en couleurs. Pages de garde photo. 320 pages. Textes en anglais de John Duke Kirsch, Peter Dogett, Michael Simmons, Barbara Tepoa Lupack, Alison Elangasinghe, avant-propos de Henry Louis Gates Jr., postface par Spike Lee, illustré de très nombreuses reproductions photographiques noir & blanc et couleurs, in-texte et hors texte.
"From the dawn of the silent era to movies screening digitally around the world today, black film, like any medium, reflects the journey of African Americans in society. And the posters these films generate and inspire constitute their own art form and pattern of representation, like a parallel visual universe, mirroring (not literally but figuratively, as acts of interpretation) what an artist or a producer felt to be the dominant message about race in America that these films contained: ninety minutes, say, reduced to one image, an image that over time, became both an icon and a work of art of its own. And to understand more fully the history of the century of images that Separate Cinema so beautifully contains, I want to chart here a short history of the films both by and about black people over the past century that these posters so vividly represent…"