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Toward a People's Art: The Contemporary Mural Movement


Toward a People's Art: The Contemporary Mural Movement

Eva Cockcroft, John Pitman Weber

First published in 1977, Toward a People's Art remains a classic study of the community-based mural movement that produced hundreds of large-scale wall paintings in the United States and Canada. The authors provide a comprehensive discussion of the muralists, the murals' effects on the community, and the funding these works received.

Those interested in art and social change will welcome this new edition, which represents an ongoing faith in the ideal of participatory democracy as the best way to confront the nation's social problems and in the potential of activist art to have long-term social impact. The introduction describes the era-the late 1960s-and a new afterword looks at the 1980s and 1990s and the continuing commitment to the community-engaged process of making public art.


0826319327

University of New Mexico Press (December 1, 1998)

Outlaws in the Promised Land: Mexican Immigrant Workers and America's Future


Outlaws in the Promised Land: Mexican Immigrant Workers and America's Future


0802150942

Grove Press (August, 1986)

The Hispanic Struggle for Social Justice: The Hispanic Experience in the Americas


The Hispanic Struggle for Social Justice: The Hispanic Experience in the Americas


0531111857

Franklin Watts (September 1, 1994)

Intellectual Precursors of the Mexican Revolution, 1900-1913


Intellectual Precursors of the Mexican Revolution, 1900-1913


0292738080

Univ of Texas Press (February 1, 1981)

Mexico: Class formation, capital accumulation, and the state


Mexico: Class formation, capital accumulation, and the state


0853455600

Monthly Review Press (1983)

Latinos in Beisbol (Hispanic Experience in America)


Latinos in Beisbol (Hispanic Experience in America)

Details the history and contributions of Latin American players in major league baseball, describing the obstacles, including racism, that they have had to face.


0531112845

Franklin Watts (December 1, 1996)

Latino Visions


Latino Visions

Jane Canning

From School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up-This clearly laid out book traces the social, political, and cultural events and traditions that have shaped Latino artists and their works. Exploring cultural and religious history as well as the function of identity as expressed in art, four chapters consider in turn the art of the Southwest santeros, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans. Specific artists are singled out and highlighted in sidebars. Their work is analyzed and, when possible, the artists speak for themselves. It is in these first-person "interview" sections that the book most vividly comes to life. Most artists address the formative role of their traditional social milieu and the sense of difference from mainstream Anglo society, noting these as determinative elements in creating their unique styles. Frequent black-and-white illustrations and photographs of the artists extend the pedantic text, as do two sections of color plates. Aimed at an older audience than Harriet Rohmer's Just Like Me (Children's Book Pr., 1997), Latino Visions does much to elucidate the role of heritage in defining a worldview and an artistic response. This is certainly not pleasure reading, but it does provide a sound and comprehensive source of information on several aspects of Latino art.-Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA


053116523X

Franklin Watts (March, 2001)

Salvador Allende Reader : Chile's Voice of Democracy


Salvador Allende Reader : Chile's Voice of Democracy

Jane Canning


1876175249

Ocean Press; 1st edition (June 15, 2000)

Latinos in the Making of the United States (The Hispanic Experience in the Americas)


Latinos in the Making of the United States (The Hispanic Experience in the Americas)

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0531112098

Franklin Watts (March 1, 1995)
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