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Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America - Paperback

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Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America - Paperback

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Winner of an Award of Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC)   
Selected by the New York Times as one of the Best Art Books of 2021
Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America is an urgent call for architects to accept the challenge of reconceiving and reconstructing our built environment rather than continue giving shape to buildings, infrastructure, and urban plans that have, for generations, embodied and sustained anti-Black racism in the United States. The architects, designers, artists, and writers who were invited to contribute to this book—and to the exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art for which it serves as a "field guide"—reimagine the legacies of race-based dispossession in ten American cities (Atlanta; Brooklyn, New York; Kinloch, Missouri; Los Angeles; Miami; Nashville; New Orleans; Oakland; Pittsburgh; and Syracuse) and celebrate the ways individuals and communities across the country have mobilized Black cultural spaces, forms, and practices as sites of imagination, liberation, resistance, care, and refusal.
A broad range of essays by the curators and prominent scholars from diverse fields, as well as a portfolio of new photographs by the artist David Hartt, complement this volume's richly illustrated presentations of the architectural projects at the heart of MoMA's groundbreaking exhibition. 176 pp.; 185 illus.
Edited by Sean Anderson and Mabel O. Wilson. Preface by Robin D. G. Kelley. With contributions by Emanuel Admassu, Germane Barnes, Adrienne Brown, Sekou Cooke, Milton S. F. Curry, J. Yolande Daniels, Charles L. Davis II, Felecia Davis, Arièle Dionne-Krosnick, Aruna D’Souza, Ifeoma Ebo, Tonya M. Foster, Mario Gooden, Dianne Harris, Walter J. Hood, Olalekan Jeyifous, V. Mitch McEwen, Justin Garrett Moore, David Naguib Pellow, Jennifer Newsom, Audrey Petty, Christina Sharpe, Carla Shedd, Roberta Washington, Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Amanda Williams. Photographic portfolio by David Hartt
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