Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000by Stephanie Barron
This volume, published in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's monumental exhibition Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, charts the relationship between the arts and popular conceptions of California in the twentieth century. Made in California challenges us to reexamine the ways in which the state has been envisioned and… See more details below
This volume, published in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's monumental exhibition Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, charts the relationship between the arts and popular conceptions of California in the twentieth century. Made in California challenges us to reexamine the ways in which the state has been envisioned and portrayed. Unusually inclusive, visually intriguing, and beautifully produced, Made in California will appeal to anyone who has lived in, visited, or imagined California." "Drawn from the exhibition, which encompasses more than 1,200 examples of art and ephemera from many public and private collections, Made in California is an image-driven look at the past century featuring more than 400 reproductions of works in a range of media, from painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs to furniture, fashion, and film. The book also includes images of more than 150 cultural artifacts such as tourist brochures, posters, labor pamphlets, and periodicals that convey the richness and complexity of twentieth-century California. Arranged by theme, these works of art and ephemera take us on a visual tour of a state promoted by boosters early in the century, as a glamour capital by Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s, as a suburban utopia in the late 1940s and 1950s, as a haven for counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, and as a new multicultural frontier in the 1980s and 1990s." "Made in California is divided into five twenty-year sections, each including a narrative essay discussing the history of that era and highlighting topics relevant to its visual culture.
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Meet the Author
Stephanie Barron is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Vice President of Education and Public Programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Sheri Bernstein is Exhibition Associate. Ilene Susan Fort is Curator of American Art. Howard N. Fox is Curator of Contemporary Art. Michael Dear is Director of the University of Southern California's Southern California Studies Center and author most recently of The Postmodern Urban Condition (2000). Richard Rodriguez is author of Days of Obligation (1992) and Hunger of Memory (1982), and is a frequent contributor to Harper's,The New York Times,and The News Hour on PBS.
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