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Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908-1940

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Winner, Thomas McGann Memorial Prize, Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, 2017
In the wake of Mexico's revolution, artists played a fundamental role in constructing a national identity centered on working people and were hailed for their contributions to modern art. Picturing the Proletariat examines three aspects of this artistic legacy: the parallel paths of organized labor and artists' collectives, the relations among these groups and the state, and visual narratives of the worker. This interdisciplinary book explores the gendered representations of workers; the interplay of prints, photographs, and murals in journals, in posters, and on walls; the role of labor leaders; and the discursive impact of the Spanish Civil War. It considers "los tres grandes"-Rivera, Siquieros, and Orozco-while featuring lesser-known artists and their collectives, including Saturnino Herrán, Leopoldo Méndez, Santos Balmori, and the League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists (LEAR). The result is a new perspective on the art and politics of the revolution.
US paperback edition in very good condition w. colour and b/w illustrations.

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Author(s):
John Lear
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.9 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
EAN-13:
9781477311509
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1477311509
ISBN-13:
9781477311509
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
366
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Title:
Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908-1940

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Winner, Thomas McGann Memorial Prize, Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, 2017
In the wake of Mexico's revolution, artists played a fundamental role in constructing a national identity centered on working people and were hailed for their contributions to modern art. Picturing the Proletariat examines three aspects of this artistic legacy: the parallel paths of organized labor and artists' collectives, the relations among these groups and the state, and visual narratives of the worker. This interdisciplinary book explores the gendered representations of workers; the interplay of prints, photographs, and murals in journals, in posters, and on walls; the role of labor leaders; and the discursive impact of the Spanish Civil War. It considers "los tres grandes"-Rivera, Siquieros, and Orozco-while featuring lesser-known artists and their collectives, including Saturnino Herrán, Leopoldo Méndez, Santos Balmori, and the League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists (LEAR). The result is a new perspective on the art and politics of the revolution.
US paperback edition in very good condition w. colour and b/w illustrations.

Author(s):
John Lear
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.9 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
EAN-13:
9781477311509
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1477311509
ISBN-13:
9781477311509
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
366
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Title:
Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908-1940

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