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Power to the Imagination: Artists, Posters and Politics

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From the late nineteenth century to the Vietnam Era to Robert Indianas Hope sculpture for Barack Obamas 2008 presidential campaign, avant-garde artists have long drawn on the dual inspirations of utopian ideals and history in the making to create striking posters that reflect the demand for equality, tolerance, freedom, and human rights.

With more than one hundred vivid, full-color illustrations by great artists of the past century, Power to the Imagination recounts this story. Included is Picassos unassuming image of a dove—later commandeered by the Communist “peace” movement—as well as brilliant graphic works by the many artists who came out in support of striking students and workers in Paris in 1968. Among many other artworks, readers are treated to the immense environmental sculptures of Joseph Beuys; Andy Warhols contentious portraits of political figures, including Mao Tse Tung; and the works by American artists Keith Haring and Jenny Holzer on behalf of AIDS awareness. The illustrations are complemented by essays reflecting on the artworks and the cultural and political issues they addressed.

Reaffirming the poster as an effective medium for change, this striking volume is a reminder of arts power to serve an important social, cultural, and political function—and to bring about change.

About the Author

Jürgen Döring is director of the Graphische Sammlung at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany, where he has curated several exhibitions on poster art.

Table of Contents

Too Much Like Art?

Featured artists: Grosz, Heartfield, Beuys, Grafik Werkstatt Bielefeld, Rauschenberg, Troxler, Blais, Lemel

Revolution and Peace

Featured artists: Steinlen, Pechstein, Kollwitz, Lissitzky, Cheremnyk, Miró, Shahn, Grieshaber, Kokoschka, Picasso, Erni

Protest

Featured artsits: Grieshaber, Miró, Matta, Self, Vedova, Aléchinsky, Appel, Jorn, Bazaine, Rebeyrolle, Calder, Lennon, Saint-Phalle, Rosenquist, Warhol, Vostell, Gianakos, Maciunas, Johns, Stella, Rauschenberg, Rivers, Flavin, Staeck, Lenk

Freedom

Featured artists: Staeck, Greishaber, Anuszkiewicz, Delaunay, Miró, Tàpies, Liberman, Arman, Bill, Youngerman, Pistoletto, Calder, Roth, Sonderborg, Hundertwasser, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, van Bruggen, Saura, Lucebert, Vostell, Haring

Environment

Featured artists: Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Trova, Jenkins, Haus-Rucker-Co, Beuys, Warhol, Tàpies, Haring, Hundertwasser, Fukuda, Farah

Equal Rights

Featured artists: Holzer, Haring, Guerilla Girls, Borofsky, Kruger, General Idea, Calle, Gerz, Ben, Zush, Wool, Kippenberger

Globalization

Featured artists: Haring, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Sievergding, Abramovic, Droese, Levine, Rosenbach, Lafontaine, Gonzalez-Torres, Rollins, Guerrilla Girls Broadband, Kelley, Serra, Rosler, Abidin, Kameric, Nara, Indiana

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Product Details

ISBN:
9783777438818
Author:
Doring, Jurgen
Publisher:
Hirmer Verlag GmbH
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European
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Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 color plates
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.5 in

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