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Number of Pages: 367

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Book theme: Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)

Language: English

Street Date: September 8, 2012
TCIN: 78571544
UPC: 9780520271623
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-2070

Description

In this comprehensive collection of essays, three generations of international scholars examine Mexican muralism in its broad artistic and historical contexts, from its iconic figures--Diego Rivera, Jos� Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siquieros--to their successors in Mexico, the United States, and across Latin America. These muralists conceived of their art as a political weapon in popular struggles over revolution and resistance, state modernization and civic participation, artistic freedom and cultural imperialism. The contributors to this volume show how these artists' murals transcended borders to engage major issues raised by the many different forms of modernity that emerged throughout the Americas during the twentieth century.
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