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Democratic art : the New Deal's influence on American culture

Author: Sharon Ann Musher
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout the Great Recession, American artists and public art endowments have had to fight for government support to keep themselves afloat. It wasn't always this way. At its height in 1935, the New Deal devoted $27 million to supporting tens of thousands of needy artists, who used that support to create more than 100,000 works. Why did the government become so involved with these artists, and why weren't these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Musher, Sharon Ann, 1972-
Democratic art
(DLC) 2014037015
(OCoLC)887849292
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Ann Musher
ISBN: 9780226247212 022624721X
OCLC Number: 907924703
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: May the artist live? --
Art as grandeur --
Art as enrichment --
Art as a weapon --
Art as experience --
Art as subversion.
Responsibility: Sharon Ann Musher.

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