184 pp; First edition, full number line, year section beginning in 1997. Book looks new, no names or marks. Dust jacket with very minor shelf wear. A nice, clean, tight and very attractive copy. N° de réf. du libraire
" In 1933, Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin sons of sharecroppers from Kentucky, arrived in Harlem. Despite the hardships of the Great Depression, they found a flourishing arts community and quickly established their place as visual chroniclers of the life of the city. For thirty years, the Smiths used their cameras to record the achievements of blacks in the face of poverty and discrimination. Rejecting the focus on misery and hopelessness common to Harlem photographers of the time, they documented important ""firsts"" for the city's blacks (the first black policeman, the first black women juror), the significant social movements of their day (anti-lynching protests, rent strikes, and early civil rights rallies), as well as the everyday life of Harlem, from churchgoers dressed for Easter to children playing in the street. The Smiths' photography and art studio was next to the famed Apollo Theatre, and it became a required stop for anyone making a pilgrimage to the community. There and elsewhere the Smiths photographed actors, musicians, dancers, artists, athletes, politicians, businessmen, and educators. They captured Maya Angelou early in her career as a Primus dancer, W.E.B. DuBois recording a speech in their sound studio, Joe Louis at his training camp, Jackie Robinson teaching his young son to hold a baseball bat, Nat King Cole dancing at his wedding, Billie Holiday singing for friends, Josephine Baker distributing candy to children, and many other prominent figures at significant and ordinary moments of their lives. Drawn from the collection of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Smith family archives, Harlem reproduces nearly 150 photographs by these important artists and chroniclers, bringing to life a vital community of great cultural, political, and economic achievement. Morgan Smith died in 1993. Marvin Smith died in 2003.
Critique: In chronicling the daily life in Harlem during the '30s and '40s, brothers Morgan and Marvin Smith capture the spirit of a community. The two left Kentucky for New York City in 1933 with a journalist's sense of what is important and an artist's eyes with which to capture it. The brothers' cameras lit upon children playing in the streets and couples dancing the Lindy, as well as famous Harlem dwellers such as Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, and a young Maya Angelou. But, more importantly, the Morgans documented critical firsts for the African American community: Harlem's first postal telegram messengers; Virginia Pope, the first African American juror to serve in New York City; and Thurgood Marshall, the first African American United States Supreme Court justice. The body of their work tells the story of a community flourishing both culturally and spiritually, despite the challenges of social injustice and poverty. And the Morgans became so intertwined with Harlem itself that their studio, located next door to the Apollo Theater, became a necessary stopping point for anyone visiting the area.
Titre : Harlem: The Vision of Morgan and Marvin ...
Éditeur : University Press of Kentucky
Date d'édition : 1997
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : As New
Description du livre University Press of Kentucky, 1997. État : Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP13394035
Description du livre The University Press of Kentucky, 1997. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0813120292
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97808131202944.0
Description du livre University Press of Kentucky, U.S.A., 1997. Hard Cover. État : Very Fine Clean Unmarked Book. Etat de la jaquette : Very Fine Dust Jacket. Yes Illustrated (illustrateur). First Edition (US) First Printing. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 080765
Description du livre The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1998. x, 173p., profuse well-reproduced b&w fullpage plates, brief texts, first edition 13.5x10.3 inch plastikoid boards gilt in photographic dj, jacket mildly edgeworn, a very good copy with no ownership marks whatsoever. N° de réf. du libraire 171722
Description du livre University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1998. hardcover. Profusely illustrated (illustrateur). 1st edition. 4to, 173 pp., Foreword by Gordon Parks, Sr. Nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 061049
Description du livre University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1997. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. 8vo. 173 pp; Excellent book. ; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books. N° de réf. du libraire 82632
Description du livre The University Press of Kentucky 1997-11-13, 1997. Hardcover. État : good. First Edition. 0813120292. N° de réf. du libraire 504200
Description du livre The University Press of Kentucky, 1997. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. Light wear to dust jacket. 0813120292. N° de réf. du libraire 010897
Description du livre University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1998. hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. Illustrated by Morgan and Marvin Smith (illustrateur). 1st Edition. 4to. 173 pp; Wonderful title with great photos, may have a little shelf wear to DJ and boards. ; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books. N° de réf. du libraire 41134