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Mural painting and social revolution in Mexico, 1920-1940 : art of the new order

Author: Leonard Folgarait
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mural Painting and Social Revolution in Mexico, 1920-1940 is the first full-length account of this major movement in the history of Modernism. Following the Revolution of 1910, Mexican society underwent a profound transformation in every sector of political and cultural life. Mexican artists participated in this social revolution during a vital two-decade period through public art programs funded by the government
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: José Clemente Orozco; Diego Rivera; David Alfaro Siqueiros; José Clemente Orozco; Diego Rivera; David Alfaro Siqueiros; José Clemente Orozco; Diego Rivera; David Alfaro Siqueiros; David Alfaro Siqueiros; Diego Rivera; José Clemente Orozco; David Alfaro Siqueiro; José Clemente Orozco; Diego Rivera; David Alfaro Siqueiros
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Folgarait
ISBN: 0521581478 9780521581479
OCLC Number: 37782870
Description: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The system. Ch. 2. What is a mural? Ch. 3. The first murals. Ch. 4 Revolution as ritual: Diego Rivera's National Palace stairway mural. Ch. 5. A mural for the electrical workers.
Responsibility: Leonard Folgarait.
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