Black Book

Black Book This is a collection by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe of images of black men Some are nude some rude and others explicitly erotic In miniature format the collection presents one of Mapplethorpe
  • Title: Black Book
  • Author: Robert Mapplethorpe Ntozake Shange
  • ISBN: 9780821222782
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Book
    This is a collection, by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, of images of black men Some are nude, some rude and others explicitly erotic In miniature format, the collection presents one of Mapplethorpe s most controversial and accomplished portfolios.
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  • Robert Mapplethorpe Ntozake Shange

    Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, known for his large scale, highly stylized black and white portraits, photos of flowers and naked men The frank, homosexually erotic nature of some of the work of his middle period triggered a general controversy about the public funding of artworks.

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  • This is solidly Mapplethorpe and with many moments of brilliance We the people having grown up in theory since the controversy, the impact is somewhat compromised Groups of images make sense, but the collection lacks cohesion, black and male notwithstanding The foreword is weirdly fetishistic.I love Michael Hall, 1984 and Man in Polyester Suit, 1980 This miniature edition seems a bewildering and almost pointless choice by the publisher Mapplethorpe is at his most expressive when the prints are l [...]


  • Black Book was the first modern photographic collection to portray and celebrate the beauty of African American men When published in 1986, it merely inflamed Mapplethorpe s already bad reputation with Ronald Reagan and the radically conservative Republican Party, who had been censoring him by withdrawing public NEA grants The work has clear homoerotic content yet is not in any way pornographic but many feel that the deep seated and unstated true political objections were racially based Fortunat [...]



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