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by Sarah Schrank

eBook Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles epub
  • ISBN: 0812221532
  • Author: Sarah Schrank
  • Genre: Photography
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (March 17, 2011)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • ePUB size: 1740 kb
  • FB2 size 1279 kb
  • Formats lrf mobi doc mbr


Sarah Schrank's Art and the City could not be more timely.

Sarah Schrank's Art and the City could not be more timely. Schrank's book does a service to history and urban planning.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural. Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles. Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles places this celebrated arrival in the richer context of art controversies and political contests over modern art and art spaces in the twentieth century.

Art and the City book. A city with a notably absent art museum presence for much of the twentieth century, Schrank argues that LA didn't suddenly emerge onto the national art scene in the 1960s and 1970s, but rather had a burgeoning civic art movement since the early 1900s in which modernism, civic identity, and cultural authority were contested by artists, boosters, and civic.

Art and the City uncovers the historic struggles for cultural expression and .

Art and the City uncovers the historic struggles for cultural expression and creative space that are hidden behind the city’s booster mythology.

Art and the City" uncovers the historic struggles for cultural expression and creative space that are hidden behind the city's . Sarah Schrank is Associate Professor of History at California State University, Long Beach. Библиографические данные.

Art and the City" uncovers the historic struggles for cultural expression and creative space that are hidden behind the city's booster mythology. Издание: иллюстрированное, перепечатанное.

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Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press. Art Commission to sell the city and the surrounding region.

No longer represented only by Hollywood and the commercial fashion industry, Los Angeles in recent years has received international media attention as one of the world's new art centers. From the appearance of local artists in major European exhibitions to widely reported multimillion-dollar museum endowments, Los Angeles has entered the world cultural stage.

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No longer represented only by Hollywood and the commercial fashion industry, Los Angeles in recent years has received international media attention as one of the world's new art centers. From the appearance of local artists in major European exhibitions to widely reported multimillion-dollar museum endowments, Los Angeles has entered the world cultural stage.

Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles places this celebrated arrival in the richer context of art controversies and political contests over modern art and art spaces in the twentieth century. The Ferus Gallery's pop-infused "L.A. Look" and "finish-fetish," now synonymous with Los Angeles's postwar modernist aesthetics, emerged from a dispersed art community that struggled in the 1950s to find a toehold in a local scene reeling from the censure of the McCarthy era. The Watts Towers have long faced neglect despite their international fame, while Venice Beach, Barnsdall Park, Griffith Park, and Olvera Street proved highly contentious sites of urban cultural expression.

Challenging historical accounts that situate the city's origins as an art center in the 1960s, Art and the City argues that debates over modernism among artists and civic leaders alike made art a charged political site as early as the 1910s. The legacy of those early battles reverberated throughout the century. Because of a rich tradition of arts education and the presence of Hollywood, Los Angeles historically hosted a talented population of contemporary artists. However, because of the snug relationship between urban aesthetics and capital investment that underscored the booster goals of the civic arts movement, modern artists were pushed out of public exhibition spaces until after World War II. Art and the City uncovers the historic struggles for cultural expression and creative space that are hidden behind the city's booster mythology.

Comments: (3)
Anayaron
Interesting read, even if you're not super into the art world. I read it for comprehensive exam prep for my masters, but I think that it could easily be read by laymen interested in history, politics, or identity. My only complaint is that many authors, though Schrank does not do it often, conflate Los Angeles and Orange County as the same place---though they are neighbors, they're completely different counties with distinct political personalities. Solid research methods as well.
Cordabor
Good book.
Beranyle
"Art and the City" is on the ROROTOKO list of cutting-edge intellectual nonfiction. Professor Schranks's book interview ran here as cover feature on March 20, 2009.
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