Contemporary Chicano and Chicana Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education

Contemporary Chicano and Chicana Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education

by Gary D. Keller
     
 

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The result of years of careful preparation, this two-volume work of art covers the artistic production and biographies of nearly 200 individual artists from across the United States as well as Chicano/Chicana artists residing in Mexico and elsewhere. This unique work will be published both as a full-color, coffee-table-quality set of books, produced to exacting

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The result of years of careful preparation, this two-volume work of art covers the artistic production and biographies of nearly 200 individual artists from across the United States as well as Chicano/Chicana artists residing in Mexico and elsewhere. This unique work will be published both as a full-color, coffee-table-quality set of books, produced to exacting standards, and electronically, with its own separate Web site that will provide bibliography, indexing, artists' statements, new works by the included artists, and other information that will be continually updated. Produced with the support of the Center for Latino Initiatives of The Smithsonian Institution, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, and numerous art organizations around the nation, this book represents a major advance in the national and international understanding, appreciation, and dissemination of Chicana/Chicano art.

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These are the first two volumes of a proposed four-volume set on Chicana and Chicano art. Arranged alphabetically by artist, these volumes offer 194 separate artist profiles, while the next two volumes will include coverage of community arts organizations as well as essays and articles on research, history, and criticism. The 194 artist profiles gathered here provide biographical, exhibit, professional, and general information on each artist. A photo of the artist and two works of art in color accompany each two-page article, as do a brief artist's statement and his or her signature. Additional color photos appear at the beginning and end of each book, and thematic sections with foldouts are included on such topics as "El Dia de Los Muertos" and "Pre-Hispanic Connections." Produced with the support of the Center for Latino Initiatives of the Smithsonian Institution, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, and numerous arts organizations around the nation, this set represents a major attempt to understand and provide access to Chicano art. Much of the set, including the bibliography and artist profiles, also appears on the Internet at www.latinoartcommunity.org, which provides additional space for discussion, updates, and links. Academic libraries, large public libraries, special libraries with art history or Hispanic collections, and smaller public libraries serving Chicano populations will want to purchase this set.-Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781931010139
Publisher:
Bilingual Review/Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 13.84(h) x 2.40(d)

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