Synopses & Reviews
In this uniquely wide-ranging book, David Craven investigates the extraordinary impact of three Latin American revolutions on the visual arts and on cultural policy. He discusses the upheavals in Mexico (1910-1940), in Cuba (1959-1989), and in Nicaragua (1979-1990) and assesses their legacies, demonstrating how the revolutions' consequences reverberated in arts and cultures far beyond their own borders.
"Beautifully illustrated. . . . Thoroughly documented, well conceived and executed."and#151;Latin Americanist
"An ambitious book, weaving political, economic, and a broad swath of cultural phenomena into the analysis of works of visual art."and#151;Art Journal
"[A] wonderfully intricate book on a seldom discussed topic."and#151;Library Journal
"Destined to become a classic in the field."and#151;Arte en Colombia
About the Author
is professor of art history at the University of New Mexico. A leading authority on the art and culture of the Nicaraguan Revolution, he is also the author of a landmark study of Diego Rivera and acclaimed studies of Cuban art since 1959.