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Dominique De Menil
 
De Menil, Dominique
De Menil, Dominique
United States of America
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The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I: From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire
The decision in 1960 to launch a systematic investigation of the iconography of blacks in Occidental art did not proceed from any clear plan. It was an impulse prompted by an intolerable situation: segregation as it still existed in spite of having been outlawed by the Supreme Court in 1954.