Condition: NEW (Hardcover)
The Afro hairdo is a "natural" and progressive by-product of style, fashion and culture. Its history is our history, a history rich in tradition, beauty and defiance that has its roots in the beginning of civilization. Crossing continents from Ethiopia & East Africa to Atlanta & East Oakland. It still continues to fascinate and arouse awe and envy and the new coffee table and lifestyle book, AFROS - A Celebration Of Natural Hair is a mega-ton encyclopedia of the current explosion of Afros & 'Fros inspired hairstyles that are distinctively beautiful and bold. Michael July's travels across America allowed him to capture a cross-section of individuals who wear their hair with pride that is uniquely their own. Each page is bursting with fresh crisp colors and remarkably attractive people. The hard cover book is lavishly over-sized, filled with hundreds of pages and images produced and contextualized with each subject's superbly crafted comments and essays on how they feel about natural hair. July was able to provide his book designers Darhil Crooks & Monica Whittick with a wealth of striking images and powerful commentaries from each subject that allowed them to create a vibrant & engrossing coffee-table tome. Seven years in the making, AFROS - A Celebration Of Natural Hair is American culture, African culture and today's international culture that is a powerful topic during a time of transition from the synthetic world we once knew into the natural world we are becoming today. Black hair, particularly Afros are unbelievably powerful. Black hair reaches for the sky and beyond. Beginning in the mid to late 60s a whole new radical thinking and holistic movement came into being. Art, music, literature and politics became more passionate and unbound. What makes this book truly interesting is the way the pages draw you into their realm, and with all the advantages of visual and intellectual insight, they remain a true and enduring delight for the senses."