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Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Phillip Brian Harper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book advocates for what it calls African American aesthetic abstractionism—a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its ... More


Telling It Slant

Phillip Brian Harper

in Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Positing that narrative coherence is the sine qua non of a literary realism that is epitomized specifically in prose, this chapter argues that it is therefore in nonrealist, experimental prose that ... More


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