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All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area

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"This engaging catalogue surveys nearly 300 of the late Michael Rossman's enormous collection of over 24,000 San Francisco Bay Area social justice posters. Though the entire archive of the longtime Free Speech movement activist's prints are housed in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Cushing discusses highlights spanning the past 50 years. Screenprints like Lewis Suzuki's 'No More Hiroshimas, No More War' (1963) set the stage for a 'domestic political poster renaissance' that echoed the flowering of a broader protest culture after 1965. With fluid, highly accessible prose, Cushing traces the lineage of images that have now become iconic, such as Frank Cieciorka's often quoted clenched fist, or the Black Panther Party's panther symbol as rendered by Emory Douglas and others. The catalogue also includes posters for countercultural musical and literary events like 1967's Human Be-In, which featured Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Jerry Ruben, and 'all San Francisco rock groups,' or the many various performances of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. As the more monolithic concerns of the New Left diversified into calls for Women's, Latino, Asian-American, African-American, Disability, LGBT, and Native American rights, so developed a subsequent generation of provocative images. Recent examples, such as Jesus Barraza's 'Banging on the System' — which proclaims solidarity with Wisconsinite workers — show that despite the proliferation of social media and online communication, these tangible artworks 'still have a place in this world,' so long as the 'underlying problems' persist. Illus. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9781597141857
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Subject:
Art - General
Author:
Cushing, Lincoln
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area
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Product details pages Heyday - English 9781597141857 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This engaging catalogue surveys nearly 300 of the late Michael Rossman's enormous collection of over 24,000 San Francisco Bay Area social justice posters. Though the entire archive of the longtime Free Speech movement activist's prints are housed in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Cushing discusses highlights spanning the past 50 years. Screenprints like Lewis Suzuki's 'No More Hiroshimas, No More War' (1963) set the stage for a 'domestic political poster renaissance' that echoed the flowering of a broader protest culture after 1965. With fluid, highly accessible prose, Cushing traces the lineage of images that have now become iconic, such as Frank Cieciorka's often quoted clenched fist, or the Black Panther Party's panther symbol as rendered by Emory Douglas and others. The catalogue also includes posters for countercultural musical and literary events like 1967's Human Be-In, which featured Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Jerry Ruben, and 'all San Francisco rock groups,' or the many various performances of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. As the more monolithic concerns of the New Left diversified into calls for Women's, Latino, Asian-American, African-American, Disability, LGBT, and Native American rights, so developed a subsequent generation of provocative images. Recent examples, such as Jesus Barraza's 'Banging on the System' — which proclaims solidarity with Wisconsinite workers — show that despite the proliferation of social media and online communication, these tangible artworks 'still have a place in this world,' so long as the 'underlying problems' persist. Illus. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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