caa.reviews

In August 2014, Eddie Chambers was appointed field editor for caa.reviews, the online review forum of the College Art Association, firstly with responsibility for African Diaspora art related publications, and subsequently, African Art related publications. The appointment was for three years, with a second term, renewed in 2017. Reviews for the following publications have been brought into existence. Click on each of the following, to access the corresponding published review. Alternatively, scroll down and click on the image of the book cover, to access the corresponding published review. For a text by Eddie Chambers, reflecting on the challenges of the field editor position, see http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/2969#.V3p44o5FCZA

April 16, 2015
Alejandro de la Fuente, ed. Grupo Antillano: The Art of Afro-Cuba Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. 348 pp.; 450 color ills.; 210 b/w ills. Paper $49.95 (9780822962557)
Rachel Weiss

April 23, 2015
Elizabeth T. Goizueta, ed. Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds Exh. cat. Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2014. 150 pp.; 50 color ills.; 100 b/w ills. Paper $40.00 (9781892850232)

Exhibition schedule: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, August 30–December 14, 2014; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, February 14–May 24, 2015
Abigail McEwen

May 21, 2015
Carol Magee Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. 256 pp.; 6 color ills.; 16 b/w ills. Cloth $55.00 (9781617031526)
John A. Tyson

August 27, 2015
Massimiliano Gioni Chris Ofili: Night and Day Exh. cat. New York: Skira Rizzoli in association with New Museum, 2014. 224 pp.; 140 color ills.; 8 b/w ills. Cloth $75.00 (9780847844562)
Exhibition schedule: New Museum, New York, October 29, 2014–February 1, 2015
Carol Dixon

August 27, 2015
David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., eds. The Image of the Black in Western Art Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 1: The Impact of Africa, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, Harvard University Press, 2014. 320 pp.; 195 color ills.; 25 b/w ills. Cloth $95.00 (9780674052673)
David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., eds. The Image of the Black in Western Art Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The Rise of Black Artists, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, Harvard University Press, 2014. 368 pp.; 224 color ills. Cloth $95.00 (9780674052697)
Richard Hylton

September 3, 2015
Lindsay J. Twa Visualizing Haiti in U.S. Culture: 1910–1950 Burlington: Ashgate, 2014. 322 pp.; 16 color ills.; 54 b/w ills. Cloth $119.95 (9781409446729)
Wendy Asquith

September 3, 2015
León Krempel, ed. Stan Douglas: Mise en scène Exh. cat. New York: Prestel, 2014. 208 pp.; 130 color ills.; 349 b/w ills. Cloth $60.00 (9783791353470)
Exhibition schedule: Haus der Kunst, Munich, June 20‒October 12, 2014; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, June 6‒September 20, 2015
Katie Anania

September 17, 2015
Carol Solomon, Nadira Laggoune-Aklouche, Rachida Triki, and Farid Zahi Memory, Place, Desire: Contemporary Art of the Maghreb and Maghrebi Diaspora Exh. cat. Haverford: Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, 2014. 63 pp.; 19 ills. Paper $30.00 (9780615407968)
Exhibition schedule: Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, October 24–December 14, 2014
Emma Chubb

September 24, 2015
Natalie A. Mault, ed. The Visual Blues Exh. cat. Baton Rouge: LSU Museum of Art, 2014. 88 pp.; 64 color ills. Paper $40.00 (9780615878300)
Exhibition schedule: LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, March 8–July 13, 2014; Telfair Museums, Savannah, January 30–May 3, 2015
Phoebe Wolfskill

October 15, 2015
Robert Farris Thompson Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-Atlantic Art and Music Pittsburgh: Periscope, 2011. 179 pp.; 126 color ills.; 41 b/w ills. Cloth $40.00 (9781934772959)
Nathan J. Timpano

November 19, 2015
Donald J. Cosentino, ed. In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 2013. 196 pp.; 166  color ills.; 16 b/w ills. Paper $30.00 (9780984755004)
Exhibition schedule: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, September 16, 2012–January 20, 2013; Musées de la civilisation, Québec City, November 6, 2013–August 31, 2014
Jerry Philogene

December 17, 2015
Christina Hellmich and Manuel Jordán, eds. Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture Exh. cat. New York: Prestel, 2014. 304 pp.; 350 color ills. Cloth $85.00 (9783791354330)
Exhibition schedule: de Young Museum, San Francisco, January 31, 2015–July 5, 2015
Michelle Apotsos

December 3, 2015
Mabel O. Wilson Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums A George Gund Foundation Book in African American Studies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012. 464 pp.; 57 b/w ills. Cloth $41.95 (9780520268425)
Rebecca VanDiver

December 23, 2015
Franklin Sirmans, Robert Farris Thompson, and Robert O’Meally Basquiat and the Bayou Exh. cat. New York: Prestel, 2014. 112 pp.; 58 color ills. Cloth $34.95 (9783791354040)
Exhibition schedule: Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, October 25, 2014–January 25, 2015
Betty J. Crouther

January 28, 2016
Chika Okeke-Agulu Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 376 pp.; 129 color ills. Paper $29.95 (9780822357469)
Rebecca Wolff

February 11, 2016
Dieter Buchhart, ed. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time Exh. cat. New York, London, and Toronto: Prestel, DelMonico Books, and Art Gallery of Ontario, 2015. 228 pp.; 150 color ills. Cloth $49.95 (978379135456)
Exhibition schedule: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, February 7–May 10, 2015; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, July 3–November 1, 2015
Matthew Francis Rarey

February 25, 2016
Victoria L. Rovine African Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, and Ideas You Can Wear African Expressive Cultures. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. 328 pp.; 100+ color ills. Paperback $40.00 (9780253014139)
Erin M. Rice

February 25, 2016
Katherine Capshaw Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 384 pp.; 71 b/w ills. Paper $29.95 (9780816694044)
Elena Gonzales

March 17, 2016
Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith, eds. Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. 408 pp.; 71 b/w ills. Paper $27.95 (9780822350859)
Megan Driscoll

March 24, 2016
Loretta Yarlow, ed. Du Bois In Our Time: Ten Contemporary Artists Explore the Legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois Exh. cat. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014. 200 pp.; 160 color ills.; 40 b/w ills. Paper $40.00 (9781625341341)
Du Bois In Our Time
Exhibition schedule: University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, September 10–December 8, 2013
Samantha A. Noel

April 28, 2016
Eugenie Tsai, ed. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Exh. cat. New York: Brooklyn Museum, 2015. 192 pp.; 122 color ills. Cloth $49.95 (9783791354309)
Exhibition schedule: Brooklyn Museum, New York, February 20–May 24, 2015
Phoebe Wolfskill

April 28, 2016
Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series Exh. cat. New York and Washington, DC: Museum of Modern Art and Phillips Collection, 2015. 192 pp. Cloth $50.00 (9780870709647)
Exhibition schedule: One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North, Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 3–September 7, 2015; People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, September 10, 2016–January 17, 2017
Anne Monahan

May 5, 2016
Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers and Alexander Bortolot, eds. Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone Exh. cat. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2014. 240 pp.; 500 color ills. Paper $39.95 (9780989371810)
Exhibition schedule: National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, April 9–August 17, 2014; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, September 20, 2014–February 8, 2015; Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, March 7–May 10, 2015
Samuel Mark Anderson

May 26, 2016
Carmenita Higginbotham The Urban Scene: Race, Reginald Marsh, and American Art University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015. 224 pp.; 36 color ills.; 44 b/w ills. Cloth $79.95 (9780271063935)
Mary Ann Calo

June 9, 2016
Rowland Abiodun Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African Art New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 440 pp.; 69 color ills.; 77 b/w ills. Cloth $115.00 (9781107047440)
Lynne Ellsworth Larsen

June 30, 2016
Suzanne Preston Blier Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba: Ife History, Power, and Identity, c. 1300 New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 595 pp.; 52 color ills.; 159 b/w ills. Cloth $115.00 (9781107021662)
Susan Kart

June 30, 2016
Christa Clarke African Art in the Barnes Foundation: The Triumph of L’Art nègre and the Harlem Renaissance New York and Philadelphia: Skira Rizzoli and Barnes Foundation, 2015. 296 pp.; many color ills. Cloth $75.00 (9780847845217)
Mallory Sharp Baskett

July 21, 2016
Nancy Hoffman, Frank Verputten, and Robbert Roos
Who More Sci-Fi Than Us? Contemporary Art from the Caribbean
Exh. cat. Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, 2012. 144 pp.; 76 color ills. Paper $35.00 (9789460222115)
Exhibition schedule: Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands, May 25–August 26, 2012
Marcela Guerrero

 
 
August 4, 2016
Alejandro Anreus
Luis Cruz Azeceta
A Ver: Revisioning Art History, Volume 10. Minneapolis and Los Angeles: University of Minnesota Press and UCLA
Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2014. 156 pp.; 82 color ills. Paper $29.95 (9780895511522)
Abigail McEwen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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