This book is a fantastic source of information, both written and visual, on one of our country's most underrated and neglected artists. Romare Bearden's career spanned over 50 years and his oeuvre encompasses many styles. If ever there was a "Renaissance" man of American art, this artist deserves the title. The book provides more than adequate information on his early years, family background, influences, and also brings to light the fantastic education Bearden procured for himself by studying with some of the most important artists of his time, Grosz, for example. A fantastic primer for someone looking to get a well-rounded glimpse of a true genius.
I am a great admirer of Romare Bearden and when I bought this book I wanted to learn more about him and his art. This book has great pictures but not quite the amount of information I was looking for. I wanted to learn more about Romare's life and the book focus on an interview with Romare Bearden and a brief overview of his life. I believe the author was thinking on the saying that "pictures say a thousand words."