9781478001409-1478001402-Art for People's Sake: Artists and Community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975

Art for People's Sake: Artists and Community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975

ISBN-13: 9781478001409
ISBN-10: 1478001402
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zorach, Rebecca
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781478001409
ISBN-10: 1478001402
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zorach, Rebecca
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Zorach, Rebecca wrote Art for People's Sake: Artists and Community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975 comprising 416 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1478001402 and 9781478001409. Since then Art for People's Sake: Artists and Community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.29 or rent at the marketplace.

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In the 1960s and early 1970s, Chicago witnessed a remarkable flourishing of visual arts associated with the Black Arts Movement. From the painting of murals as a way to reclaim public space and the establishment of independent community art centers to the work of the AFRICOBRA collective and Black filmmakers, artists on Chicago's South and West Sides built a vision of art as service to the people. In Art for People's Sake Rebecca Zorach traces the little-told story of the visual arts of the Black Arts Movement in Chicago, showing how artistic innovations responded to decades of racist urban planning that left Black neighborhoods sites of economic depression, infrastructural decay, and violence. Working with community leaders, children, activists, gang members, and everyday people, artists developed a way of using art to help empower and represent themselves. Showcasing the depth and sophistication of the visual arts in Chicago at this time, Zorach demonstrates the crucial role of aesthetics and artistic practice in the mobilization of Black radical politics during the Black Power era.

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