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Mexican muralism : a critical history

Alejandro Anreus (Editor), Leonard Folgarait (Editor), Robin Adèle Greeley (Editor)
"In this comprehensive collection of essays, three generations of international scholars examine Mexican muralism in its broad artistic and historical contexts, from its iconic figures--Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siquieros--to their successors in Mexico, the United States, and across Latin America. These muralists conceived of their art as a political weapon in popular struggles over revolution and resistance, state modernization and civic participation, artistic freedom and cultural imperialism. The contributors to this volume show how these artists' murals transcended borders to engage major issues raised by the many different forms of modernity that emerged throughout the Americas during the twentieth century."--Page 4 of cover
Print Book, English, 2012
University of California Press, Berkeley, 2012
xviii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
9780520271616, 9780520271623, 0520271610, 0520271629
Introduction / Robin Adèle Greeley
Part 1. Mexican Muralism: Beginnings, Development, Ideologies, And National Responses. Muralism and the State in Post-Revolution Mexico, 1920-1970 / Robin Adèle Greeley ; Los Tres Grandes: Ideologies and Styles / Alejandro Anreus ; "All Mexico on a Wall": Diego Rivera's Murals at the Ministry of Public Education / Mary K. Coffey ; Siqueiros' Communist Proposition for Mexican Muralism: A Mural for the Mexican Electricians' Syndicate / Jennifer A. Jolly ; Jose Clemente Orozco's Use of Architecture in the Dartmouth Mural / Leonard Folgarait ; Murales Estridentes: Tensions and Affinities between Estridentismo and Early Muralism / Tatiana Flores ; Young Muralists at the Abelardo L. Rodriguez Market / Esther Acevedo ; Nietzsche contra Marx in Mexico: The Contemporáneos, Muralism, and Debates over "Revolutionary" Art in 1930s Mexico / Robin Adèle Greeley
Part 2. Muralism's Hemispheric Influences. Siqueiros' Travels and "Alternative Muralisms" in Argentina and Cuba / Alejandro Anreus ; Social Realism and Constructivist Abstraction: The Limits of the Debate on Muralism in the Río de la Plata Region (1930-1950) / Gabriel Peluffo Linari ; Mexican Muralism in the United States: Controversies, Paradoxes, and Publics / Anna Indych-López
Part 3. Contemporary Responses to Muralism. Murals and Marginality in Mexico City: The Case of Tepito Arte Acá / Leonard Folgarait ; Radical Mestizaje in Chicano/a Murals / Holly Barnet-Sanchez ; An Unauthorized History of Post-Mexican School Muralism / Bruce Campbell
Part 4. Chronology and Primary Texts. Chronology / Alejandro Anreus, Holly Barnet-Sanchez, Bruce Campbell ; Primary Texts / Alejandro Anreus ; Manifesto of the Syndicate of Technical Workers, Painters and Sculptors (Mexico City, 1923) ; José Clemente Orozco, "New World, New Races and New Art" (New York, 1929) ; Diego Rivera, "The Revolutionary Spirit in Modern Art" (Baltimore, 1932) ; David Alfaro Siqueiros, "A Call to Argentine Artists" (Buenos Aires, 1933) ; David Alfaro Siqueiros, "Toward a Transformation of the Plastic Arts" (New York, 1934) ; José Clemente Orozco, "Orozco 'Explains'" (New York, 1940)