Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond / Edition 1

Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond / Edition 1

by Peter Selz, Susan Landauer
     
 


"The Art of Engagement represents a singular contribution to debates about the politics of art in California and far beyond."—Derrick R. Cartwright, author of Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance and co-author of Luis Gispert/Loud Image, and An Interlude in Giverny

"This book's combination of California as a subject,

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"The Art of Engagement represents a singular contribution to debates about the politics of art in California and far beyond."—Derrick R. Cartwright, author of Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance and co-author of Luis Gispert/Loud Image, and An Interlude in Giverny

"This book's combination of California as a subject, especially the social and political components, with the visual arts, makes it of wide interest to both scholars and general readers."—Paul J. Karlstrom, editor of On the Edge of America

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520240520
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/09/2006
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Selz is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his many books are Nathan Oliveira (California, 2002), Barbara Chase-Riboud, Sculptor (1999), Beyond the Mainstream (1996), and Art in Our Times (1981). Susan Landauer is Kate and Drew Gibson Chief Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art and the author of many books.

Table of Contents

Preface

Prologue: Countering Cultures: The California Context
Susan Landauer

Introduction: Paths to Engagement
1. Against War and Violence
2. Countercultural Trends
3. Human Rights and Ethnic and Gender Identity
4. Toward a Sustainable Earth

Timeline
Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Bibliography
List of Illustrations

Index

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