April 18, 2018
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Axé Bahia

The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis

Axé Bahia examines the unique cultural role played by Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. An internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture, Salvador has been a vibrant and important hub of African-inspired artistic practices in Latin America since the 1940s. This volume represents the most comprehensive investigation in the United States of Bahian arts to date and features essays by eighteen international scholars. While adding to popular understandings of core expressions of African heritage, such as the religion Candomblé, the essays explore in depth the complexities of race and cultural affiliation in Brazil and the provocative ways in which artists have experienced and responded creatively to prevailing realities of Afro-Brazilian identity in Bahia. Lavishly illustrated, the book features works by artists ranging from modernists, among them Mário Cravo Neto, Rubem Valentim, and Pierre Verger, to contemporary artists Rommulo Vieira Conceição, Caetano Dias, Helemozão, Ayrson Heráclito, and others—including a stunning array of sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art. The exhibition was part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

9780990762652 : axe-bahia-polk-conduru-gledhill
288 Pages
$50.00 USD

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Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners at the Margins of the Americas

edited by Patrick A. Polk
Nov 2015 - Fowler Museum at UCLA
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Beautiful Walls

photographs by Larry Yust, with contributions by Patrick A. Polk
Oct 2010 - Fowler Museum at UCLA
$40.00 USD - Hardback

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Espacio nómada en el ensayo autobiográfico del Accented Cinema

Madalina Stefan
Mar 2022 - University of New Orleans Press
$34.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Three Caribbean Artists

Susan Wilczak
Dec 2019 - LM Publishers
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Jose Montoya's Abundant Harvest

edited by Richard Montoya, Selene Preciado
Apr 2016 - Fowler Museum at UCLA
$20.00 USD - Paperback / softback