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The Muralist

The Muralist
A Novel

by B. A. Shapiro

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2016-10-11
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1616206438
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Don't miss B. A. Shapiro's new novel, The Collector's Apprentice, available now! “Vibrant and suspenseful . . . Like The Art Forger, this new story takes us into the heart of what it means to be an artist.” —The Washington Post “B. A. Shapiro captivated us in 2012 with her ‘addictive’ novel The Art Forger. Now, she’s back with another thrilling tale from the art world.” —Entertainment Weekly When Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

Ramachandran, Art of the Muralist

Ramachandran, Art of the Muralist
A Book

by Rupika Chawla

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Study of A. Ramachandran, b. 1935, Indian muralist.

The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua, 1979–1992

The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua, 1979–1992
A Book

by David Kunzle,Miguel D'Escoto

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1995-11-30
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780520081925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kunzle outlines the historical conditions in Nicaragua that gave rise to the Revolution and to the murals, from the era of Sandino and the Somozas to the Sandinistas and the subsequent U.S.-supported contra war. He chronicles the politically vindictive destruction of many of the best murals and the rise and fall of Managua's Mural School, a unique institution in the world. Kunzle also refers to other Nicaraguan public media such as billboards and graffiti, the great mural precedent in Mexico, and the attempts at socialist art in revolutionary Cuba and Chile.

The Paradise Garden Murals of Malinalco

The Paradise Garden Murals of Malinalco
Utopia and Empire in Sixteenth-Century Mexico

by Jeanette Favrot Peterson

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 1993-03-01
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0292769172
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The valley of Malinalco, Mexico, long renowned for its monolithic Aztec temples, is a microcosm of the historical changes that occurred in the centuries preceding and following the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century. In particular, the garden frescoes uncovered in 1974 at the Augustinian monastery of Malinalco document the collision of the European search for Utopia with the reality of colonial life. In this study, Jeanette F. Peterson examines the murals within the dual heritage of pre-Hispanic and European muralism to reveal how the wall paintings promoted the political and religious agendas of the Spanish conquerors while preserving a record of pre-Columbian rituals and imagery. She finds that the utopian themes portrayed at Malinalco and other Augustinian monasteries were integrated into a religious and political ideology that, in part, camouflaged the harsh realities of colonial policies toward the native population. That the murals were ultimately whitewashed at the end of the sixteenth century suggests that the "spiritual conquest" failed. Peterson argues that the incorporation of native features ultimately worked to undermine the orthodoxy of the Christian message. She places the murals' imagery within the pre-Columbian tlacuilo (scribe-painter) tradition, traces a "Sahagún connection" between the Malinalco muralists and the native artists working at the Franciscan school of Tlatelolco, and explores mural painting as an artistic response to acculturation. The book is beautifully illustrated with 137 black-and-white figures, including photographs and line drawings. For everyone interested in the encounter between European and Native American cultures, it will be essential reading.

Mexican Murals in Times of Crisis

Mexican Murals in Times of Crisis
A Book

by Bruce Campbell

  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780816522392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Blending ethnography, political science, and sociology with art history, Campbell traces the emergence of modern Mexican mural art as a composite of aesthetic, discursive, and performative elements through which collective interests and identities are shaped. He focuses on mural activists engaged combatively with the state - in barrios, unions, and street protests - to show that mural arts that are neither connected to the elite art world nor-supported by the government have made significant contributions to Mexican culture.".

The Hovey Murals at Dartmouth College

The Hovey Murals at Dartmouth College
Culture and Contexts

by Brian P. Kennedy

  • Publisher : Hood Museum of Art
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 1611689147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dartmouth College is in the unique position of having a magnificent large fresco by the Mexican muralist JosŽ Clemente Orozco (1883-1949) adorning the campus library. Completed by the artist in 1934 and titled The Epic of American Civilization, this work was promptly condemned by many alumni as being too critical of the college and academia. In response to Orozco's work, the illustrator and Dartmouth alumnus Walter Beach Humphrey (1892-1966) persuaded President Ernest Martin Hopkins to allow him to create another mural that would be more "Dartmouth" in character. Humphrey painted his mural four years after the completion of Orozco's frescoes on the walls of a faculty dining hall or "grill" at the college. Based on a drinking song by Richard Hovey, Dartmouth Class of 1885, it depicts a mythical founding of the college by Eleazar Wheelock. In the first panel, Wheelock, pulling along a five-hundred-gallon barrel of rum, is happily greeted by young American Indian men, whom he introduces to drunken revelry. The encounter, which takes place as the mural circles the grill room, also features many half-naked Indian women, one of whom reads Eleazer's copy of Gradus ad Parnassum upside down. Fast-forward to the early 1970s and the introduction of the Native American Program and co-education at Dartmouth College: the "Hovey Murals," as the work was known, became so controversial that they were covered over, and the room itself closed. This book aims to provide not only the history (and art history) of this mural but also its wider cultural and historical contexts. The existence of both Orozco's fresco and Humphrey's mural on a college campus provides a unique juxtaposition of certain extremes of 1930s mural art. As such, their creation represents an important and fascinating historical moment while bringing into sharper focus some of the issues surrounding the politics of art and images. This book is intended as a textbook for those studying these murals and also as a guide to understanding how they fit into a troubling and difficult history of envisioning Native Americans by non-natives in American literature and popular art.

Murals and Tourism

Murals and Tourism
Heritage, Politics and Identity

by Jonathan Skinner,Lee Jolliffe

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-06-26
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1317001249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Around the world, tourists are drawn to visit murals painted on walls. Whether heritage asset, legacy leftover, or contested art space, the mural is more than a simple tourist attraction or accidental aspect of tourism material culture. They express something about the politics, heritage and identity of the locations being visited, whether a medieval fresco in an Italian church, or modern political art found in Belfast or Tehran. This interdisciplinary and highly international book explores tourism around murals that are either evolving or have transitioned as instruments of politics, heritage and identity. It explores the diverse messaging of these murals: their production, interpretation, marketing and – in some cases – destruction. It argues that the mural is more than a simple tourist attraction or accidental aspect of tourism material culture. Murals and Tourism will be valuable reading for those interested in cultural geography, tourism, heritage studies and the visual arts.

More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell
A Book

by Jane Golden,Robin Rice,Natalie Pompilio

  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9781592135271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell, a sequel to Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell, shares with the earlier work its color photography, along with profiles of the artists. Featured here is the remarkable story of an unlikely artistic collaboration - between boys who live in a residential facility, a community in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, and men who are incarcerated in a maximum-security state correctional facility. Spanning an eighth of a mile, the mural they created, about balanced and restorative justice, was intended to help the young men give something back to a community they had harmed and to help the community wrestle with issues of crime and violence. The process of creating that mural became a life-changing experience for all involved.

Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell
A Book

by Jane Golden,David M. Scobey,Robin Rice,Monica Yant Kinney

  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9781566399517
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In June 1984, Jane Golden, a young muralist from Margate, New Jersey, headed up a project that was originally planned as a six-week youth program in the fledgling Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network. This small exercise in fighting graffiti grew into the most vibrant public art project in the United States. Led by Golden and dozens of artists, neighborhood residents, and volunteers, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has adorned the city with over two thousand murals. In the process, this vibrant art, painted mostly on city walls, helped to change the look of the city, creating an enduring legacy in all of the neighborhoods in which the murals were added. In this lavishly illustrated chronicle of the Mural Arts Program, you will see the murals in all of their beauty and learn about their inspiring legacies in neighborhoods throughout the city. Go behind the scenes to find out how murals are made and why the process is as much an art of diplomacy and consensus building as paint and perspective. Discover through pictures and text how murals give communities a new way to define themselves, not in terms of the streets and intersections that border them, but in terms of the people who came together to create something of dramatic beauty. Author note: Jane Goldenis Executive Director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the largest program of its kind in the United States. She graduated from Stanford University and holds an MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. This is her first book. She lives in Philadelphia. Robin Rice is the senior art critic for the Philadelphia City Paper. She writes for a number of national and international magazines, including American Ceramics, Woman's Art Journal, and ARTnews. She is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the graduate programs in criticism and humanities at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The recipient of writing fellowships from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She lives in Philadelphia. Monica Yant Kinneyis a metropolitan columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has worked since 1996. She was formerly the television critic at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. She grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana; graduated from the University of Notre Dame; and is married to David Kinney, a political reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger. This is her first book. David Graham is a freelance photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. He has published four previous books, including Taking Liberties (2001). He is Associate Professor of photography at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Jack Ramsdale has been involved with the Mural Arts Program since 1998. In November 2001, his mural design titled "ONE WORLD" in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 was painted across 15th Street from City Hall. He attended Cranbrook Academy of Art, receiving an MFA with a photography concentration. He has had a commercial photography business for the last fifteen years and continues to create art in Philadelphia, where he now resides.

Artful Assassins

Artful Assassins
Murder as Art in Modern Mexico

by Fernando Fabio Sanchez

  • Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0826517285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Latin American Studies; Political Science; Popular Culture; Border Studies.

On the Wall

On the Wall
Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City

by Janet Braun-Reinitz,Jane Weissman

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781604731118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Energizing the visual landscape since 1968, New York City's community murals beautify, educate, protest, celebrate, and often motivate residents to action. Collaborations between artists and neighborhood groups, these painted walls reflect the social, cultural, and political climate of their times. The result of six years of research and hundreds of interviews, On the Wall brings to light murals that were hitherto "lost" to history or unknown outside their immediate surroundings. Documenting six chronological periods, the book highlights significant murals and introduces the artists and sponsors that created them. In relating the many fascinating stories behind the murals, the authors describe the interactions between artists and residents--including the controversies that have led to the destruction of several notable murals. On the Wall gathers together 150 color images and offers an aesthetic perspective on New York's community murals in a lively and perceptive history. Janet Braun-Reinitz, a painter and community muralist, is the president of Artmakers Inc. and coauthor, with Rochelle Shicoff, of The Mural Book: A Practical Guide for Educators. Jane Weissman, a writer and public relations professional, has been a participating artist and project director of several Artmakers murals. Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! Denis Moynihan is outreach director of Democracy Now! Timothy W. Drescher is an independent mural historian and photographer and the author of San Francisco Bay Area Murals: Communities Create Their Muses, 1904-1997.

Jailtacht

Jailtacht
The Irish Laguage, Symbolic Power and Political Violence in Northern Ireland, 1972-2008

by Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost

  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release : 2012-01-05
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0708324975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using research methods and techniques, the author closely analyses the emergence of the Irish language amongst republican prisoners and ex prisoners in Northern Ireland from the 1970’s up until the present. This pioneering study shows how the language was used exclusively in parts of the prison, despite the efforts of the prison authorities to suppress the language, and the dramatic impact this had on Irish society. Drawing on interviews with the prisoners, and various other materials, Mac Giolla Chriost shows how these developments gave rise to the popular coinage of the term ‘Jailtacht’, a deformation of ‘Gaeltacht’ - the official Irish-speaking district of the Republic of Ireland, to describe this unique linguistic phenomenon.

Complete Copyright for K-12 Librarians and Educators

Complete Copyright for K-12 Librarians and Educators
A Book

by Carrie Russell

  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 0838910831
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Advises school librarians on the issue of copyright, including fair use, infringement, digital copyright, and student work.

Transcending the Talented Tenth

Transcending the Talented Tenth
Black Leaders and American Intellectuals

by Joy James

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-01-21
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1136672699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Transcending the Talented Tenth, Joy James provocatively examines African American intellectual responses to racism and the role of elitism, sexism and anti-radicalism in black leadership politics throughout history. She begins with Du Bois' construction of "the Talented Tenth" as an elite leadership of race managers and takes us through the lives and work of radical women in the anti-lynching crusades, the civil rights and black liberation movements, as well as explores the contemporary struggles among black elites in academe.

Murals of the Palm Beaches

Murals of the Palm Beaches
A Book

by Sharon Koskoff

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2018-08-13
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1467128139
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Palm Beach County is known for its affluence and profusion of art and culture. Artists have produced fine art murals from the Depression era to the present. The Society of Four Arts, the Norton Museum of Art, the Flagler Museum, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art all display mural installations. Historic, decorative, and educational murals can be found on public school buildings, nonprofit institutions, commercial spaces, and large-scale landmarks, such as the South County Courthouse. Art can be temporary, as revealed on canvases at the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, or permanent, as the ceramic-tiled wall of the Boca Express Train Museum. Murals of the Palm Beaches exposes Art in the Alley, a hidden community project, and remembers masterpieces painted at the Palm Beach International Airport terminals, now demolished. Despite facing physical and political obstacles, the pioneers of public art in the Palm Beaches have paved the way for our graffiti-styled street artists of today.

Big Lies in a Small Town

Big Lies in a Small Town
A Novel

by Diane Chamberlain

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2020-01-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 125008735X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth... “A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies? “Chamberlain, a master storyteller, keeps readers hooked, with a story line that leavens history and social commentary with romance and mystery.”—Lexington Dispatch

Fenced Off, Obscured or Painted Over: Photographs of Murals in Six Community Gardens in the Lower East Side of Manhattan

Fenced Off, Obscured or Painted Over: Photographs of Murals in Six Community Gardens in the Lower East Side of Manhattan
A Book

by Bill Brown

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1458395987
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Researching and Representing Mobilities

Researching and Representing Mobilities
Transdisciplinary Encounters

by L. Murray,S. Upstone

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-09-29
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 1137346663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores mobile representations in government policy, literature, visual arts, music, and research and examines the methodological potential of these representations and the ways in which representations co-produce mobilities.

Behavior Science Perspectives on Culture and Community

Behavior Science Perspectives on Culture and Community
A Book

by Traci M. Cihon,Mark A. Mattaini

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-12-04
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 3030454215
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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All science proceeds by progressively building on the work of others while remaining open to new discoveries and challenging existing conceptual frameworks. The same is true of culturo-behavior science. This textbook presents the scientifically rigorous work of the last several decades that has taken a behavior-analytic view of social and cultural processes, with an eye for contributions that address social and cultural issues. The chapters herein explore and elaborate on the history, theories, and methodologies of culturo-behavior science and those of its researchers and practitioners. Throughout this volume, the authors intentionally prompt students to both learn from and question the current theory and methods while shaping their own research and practice. This book presents multiple intersecting perspectives intended for graduate-level students of behavior analysis. Contributors to this volume include many of the major scholars and practitioners conducting research and/or practicing in communities and larger cultural systems. Their work is scientifically guided, systemic, and ecologically valid; it includes basic research as well as efforts having applications in community health, sustainability, environmental issues, and social justice, among other matters. There is material here to support specialists preparing to do research or practice within community and cultural-level systems. As well, students who intend to do direct and clinical work will find the background they need to make contributions to the field as engaged, informed citizens.

Alloys

Alloys
American Sculpture and Architecture at Midcentury

by Marin R. Sullivan

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2022-03-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0691232466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new look at the interrelationship of architecture and sculpture during one of the richest periods of American modern design Alloys looks at a unique period of synergy and exchange in the postwar United States, when sculpture profoundly shaped architecture, and vice versa. Leading architects such as Gordon Bunshaft and Eero Saarinen turned to sculptors including Harry Bertoia, Alexander Calder, Richard Lippold, and Isamu Noguchi to produce site-determined, large-scale sculptures tailored for their buildings’ highly visible and well-traversed threshold spaces. The parameters of these spaces—atriums, lobbies, plazas, and entryways—led to various designs like sculptural walls, ceilings, and screens that not only embraced new industrial materials and processes, but also demonstrated art’s ability to merge with lived architectural spaces. Marin Sullivan argues that these sculptural commissions represent an alternate history of midcentury American art. Rather than singular masterworks by lone geniuses, some of the era’s most notable spaces—Philip Johnson’s Four Seasons Restaurant in Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, Max Abramovitz’s Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, and Pietro Belluschi and Walter Gropius’s Pan Am Building—would be diminished without the collaborative efforts of architects and artists. At the same time, the artistic creations within these spaces could not exist anywhere else. Sullivan shows that the principle of synergy provides an ideal framework to assess this pronounced relationship between sculpture and architecture. She also explores the afterlives of these postwar commissions in the decades since their construction. A fresh consideration of sculpture’s relationship to architectural design and functionality following World War II, Alloys highlights the affinities between the two fields and the ways their connections remain with us today.