Harvard University Press to Publish New Editions of The Image of the Black in Western Art

In the 1960s Dominique de Menil published a set of five books entitled The Image of the Black in Western Art. Now, a half-century later, Harvard University Press has announced that it will publish a revised edition of the original work. The new effort will include 10 books in five volumes. The first four books will be released this November.

The complete set will include thousands of images of blacks by Western artists that have been produced over the past several thousand years.

The new works are edited by David Bindman, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University College London, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.