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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 liberation, Red Power, and environmental activism. It also deals with artists' responses to critical issues such as censorship and capital punishment. Selz follows California's outpouring of political art into the present with responses to September 11 and the war in Iraq. In the process, Selz considers the work of artists such as Robert Arneson, Hans Burkhardt, Jerome (Caja), Enrique Chagoya, Judy Chicago, Llyn Foulkes, Rupert García, Helen and Newton Harrison, Wally Hedrick, Suzanne Lacy, Hung Liu, Peter Saul, Miriam Schapiro, Allan Sekula, Mark di Suvero, Masami Teraoka, and Carrie Mae Weems. Abundantly illustrated and beautifully produced, Art of Engagement showcases many types of media, including photographs, found objects, drawings and prints, murals, painting, sculpture, ceramics, installations, performance art, and collage. Readers will come away from the book with a historical sense of the significant role California has played in generating political art and also how the state has stimulated politically engaged art throughout the world.

Copub: San Jose Museum of Art

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""The Art of Engagement" represents a singular contribution to debates about the politics of art in California and far beyond."--Derrick R. Cartwright, author of "Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance" and co-author of "Luis Gispert/Loud Image," and "An Interlude in Giverny" "This book's combination of California as a subject, especially the social and political components, with the visual arts, makes it of wide interest to both scholars and general readers."--Paul J. Karlstrom, editor of "On the Edge of America"

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"The Art of Engagement represents a singular contribution to debates about the politics of art in California and far beyond."—Derrick R. Cartwright, author of Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance and co-author of Luis Gispert/Loud Image, and An Interlude in Giverny

"This book's combination of California as a subject, especially the social and political components, with the visual arts, makes it of wide interest to both scholars and general readers."—Paul J. Karlstrom, editor of On the Edge of America

About the Author

Peter Selz is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his many books are Nathan Oliveira (California, 2002), Barbara Chase-Riboud, Sculptor (1999), Beyond the Mainstream (1996), and Art in Our Times (1981). Susan Landauer is Kate and Drew Gibson Chief Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art and the author of many books.

Table of Contents

Preface

Prologue: Countering Cultures: The California Context

Susan Landauer

Introduction: Paths to Engagement

1. Against War and Violence

2. Countercultural Trends

3. Human Rights and Ethnic and Gender Identity

4. Toward a Sustainable Earth

Timeline

Acknowledgments

Notes

Selected Bibliography

List of Illustrations

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520240537
Essay:
Landauer, Susan
Publisher:
University of California Press
Essay by:
Landauer, Susan
Essay:
Landauer, Susan
Author:
Selz, Peter
Author:
Landauer, Susan
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Art & Politics
Subject:
Politics in art
Subject:
Art, American - California - 20th century
Subject:
American
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
143 color illustrations, 80 b/w photogra
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 x 0.88 in 37 oz

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"Synopsis" by , ""The Art of Engagement" represents a singular contribution to debates about the politics of art in California and far beyond."--Derrick R. Cartwright, author of "Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance" and co-author of "Luis Gispert/Loud Image," and "An Interlude in Giverny" "This book's combination of California as a subject, especially the social and political components, with the visual arts, makes it of wide interest to both scholars and general readers."--Paul J. Karlstrom, editor of "On the Edge of America"
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"The Art of Engagement represents a singular contribution to debates about the politics of art in California and far beyond."—Derrick R. Cartwright, author of Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance and co-author of Luis Gispert/Loud Image, and An Interlude in Giverny

"This book's combination of California as a subject, especially the social and political components, with the visual arts, makes it of wide interest to both scholars and general readers."—Paul J. Karlstrom, editor of On the Edge of America

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