The concept of "black beauty" - or "black is beautiful" to use a more familiar term - is concerned with the "aesthetics of blackness". It encompasses notions of black sexuality and of black people as sex symbols. It is distinct from references to "black style", an area concerned primarily with clothes and social codes.
The consideration of black beauty is examined here with reference to the most significant black icons of film, television, music, sport, politics and fashion through words and pictures. The aesthetic contribution of each personality is reviewed in detail. The stars profiled are heroes to people of all races and nationalities across the world. This extraordinary book features some of the most superb photography ever taken of black people.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2004
- 248 x 325mm