Painting on the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics, and San Francisco's Public Murals / Edition 1

Painting on the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics, and San Francisco's Public Murals / Edition 1

by Anthony W. Lee
     
 


"Anthony Lee is quickly emerging as a key figure for a whole new generation of scholars. This book on Diego Rivera is significant not only for the notable new insights it yields, but also for the disciplinary shifts that it signals. Deftly written yet replete with a density of engaged meaning that inspires critical admiration, this new look at Rivera will remain… See more details below

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"Anthony Lee is quickly emerging as a key figure for a whole new generation of scholars. This book on Diego Rivera is significant not only for the notable new insights it yields, but also for the disciplinary shifts that it signals. Deftly written yet replete with a density of engaged meaning that inspires critical admiration, this new look at Rivera will remain an important stimulus in the field for quite a while."—David Craven, author of Diego Rivera: As Epic Modernist

"This was a moment when painting mattered! In a deeply divided society, public art was a vector for contestation about what it was to be an American, a committed citizen, a moral being. With care and subtlety, and in fascinating detail, Lee shows how art, especially mural painting, became for a time the primary medium for the brokerage of power in the city of San Francisco itself. We see the murals afresh, we decipher the intense, sprawling, diversifying energies which shaped their now stilled surfaces. We might wish, these days, for a public art of similar consequence."—Terry Smith, author of Making the Modern: Industry, Art, and Design in America

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520219779
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/15/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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