Depression-Era Murals of the Bay Area, California (Images of Modern America Series)

Depression-Era Murals of the Bay Area, California (Images of Modern America Series)

by Nicholas A. Veronico, Gina F. Morello, Brett A. Casadonte, Gilda Collins
     
 


The San Francisco Bay Area's art community was thriving until the Great Depression strangled commerce in the 1930s. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal art programs brought relief to many talented but financially strapped artists. Their legacy, and that of the New Deal, adorns the walls and halls of many public spaces throughout the region. Murals cover the… See more details below

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The San Francisco Bay Area's art community was thriving until the Great Depression strangled commerce in the 1930s. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal art programs brought relief to many talented but financially strapped artists. Their legacy, and that of the New Deal, adorns the walls and halls of many public spaces throughout the region. Murals cover the lobbies of the Coit Memorial Tower, the Beach Chalet, and the Aquatic Park Bathhouse (today's San Francisco Maritime Museum) and decorate many public schools and post offices. Today, almost all of this wonderful art can be viewed by the public, free of charge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467131445
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/07/2014
Series:
Images of Modern America Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,329,964
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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