A People's Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements

A People's Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements

Nicolas Lampert


Inspired by way of the pathbreaking paintings of Howard Zinn, A People’s artwork background of the United States is propelled by means of a democratic imaginative and prescient of artwork, exhibiting that paintings doesn’t simply belong in the confines of museums and information. in truth, artwork is created on a daily basis on the street and throughout us, and everybody merits to be part of it.

Called “important” through popular paintings critic Lucy Lippard, A People’s paintings background of the United States introduces us to key works of yankee radical artwork along dramatic retellings of the histories that encouraged them. Richly illustrated with greater than 200 black-and-white pictures, this ebook by means of acclaimed artist and writer Nicolas Lampert is the go-to source for everybody who desires to recognize what activist paintings can and does do for our society.

Spanning the abolitionist flow, early hard work routine, women’s suffrage, the civil rights move, and as much as the current antiglobalization circulation and past, A People’s paintings background of the United States is an excellent learn in addition to a super toolkit for today’s artists and activists to conform earlier strategies to the current, using artwork and media as a sort of civil disobedience.

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