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Author Selz, Peter, 1919-

Title Art of engagement : visual politics in California and beyond / Peter Selz ; with an essay by Susan Landauer
Published Berkeley : University of California Press ; San Jose : San Jose Museum of Art, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (298 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents An overview. Countering cultures: the California context / Susan Landauer -- Prologue. A personal view of the interaction of politics and art -- Introduction. Paths to engagement -- Against war and violence -- Countercultural trends -- On racism, discrimination, and identity politics -- Toward a sustainable earth
Summary Art of Engagement takes the first comprehensive look at the key role of California's art and artists in politics and culture since 1945. Tracing the remarkably fertile confluence of political agitation and passionately engaged art, Peter Selz leads readers on a journey that begins with the Nazi death camps and moves through the Bay Area's Free Speech Movement of 1964, the birth of Beat and hippie countercultures, the Chicano labor movement in the San Joaquin Valley, the beginning of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, and some of the most radical manifestations of the women's movement, gay lib
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-279) and index
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Subject Art and society -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Art, American -- California -- 20th century.
Politics in art.
Social movements in art.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Landauer, Susan.
San Jose Museum of Art.
ISBN 0520937627 (electronic bk.)
9780520937628 (electronic bk.)