9781848851108-1848851103-Art and Politics: A Small History of Art for Social Change Since 1945

Art and Politics: A Small History of Art for Social Change Since 1945

ISBN-13: 9781848851108
ISBN-10: 1848851103
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mesch, Claudia
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781848851108
ISBN-10: 1848851103
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mesch, Claudia
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mesch, Claudia wrote Art and Politics: A Small History of Art for Social Change Since 1945 comprising 240 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1848851103 and 9781848851108. Since then Art and Politics: A Small History of Art for Social Change Since 1945 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Contemporary art is increasingly concerned with swaying the opinions of its viewier. To do so, the art employs various strategies to convey a political message. This book provides readers with the tools to decode and appreciate political art, a crucial and understudied direction in post-war art. From the postwar works of Pablo Picasso and Alexander Deineka to thie Border Film Project and web-based works of Beatriz da Costa, Art and Politics: a Small History of Art for Social Change after 1945 considers how artists visual or otherwise have engaged with major political and grassroots movements, particularly after 1960. With its broad definition of the political, this book features chapters on postcolonialism, feminism, the anti-war movement, environmentalism, gay rights and anti-globiliaztion. It charts how individual artworks reverberated with enormous idealogical shifts. While emphasising the West, Art and Politics takes global developments into account as well - looking at art production practiced by postcolonial African, Latin American and Middle Eastern artists. Its case-study approach to the subject provides the reader with an overview of a most complex subject.
This book will also challenge its readers to consider often devalued and marginalised political artworks as properly part of the history of modern and contemporary art.

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