A People's Art History of the United States (eBook)

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Most people outside of the art world view art as something that is foreign to their experiences and everyday lives. A People’s Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough and tumble of politics, social struggles, and the fight for justice from the colonial era through the present day.

Author and radical artist Nicolas Lampert combines historical sweep with detailed examinations of individual artists and works in a politically charged narrative that spans the conquest of the Americas, the American Revolution, slavery and abolition, western expansion, the suffragette movement and feminism, civil rights movements, environmental movements, LGBT movements, antiglobalization movements, contemporary antiwar movements, and beyond.

A People’s Art History of the United States introduces us to key works of American radical art alongside dramatic retellings of the histories that inspired them. Stylishly illustrated with over two hundred images, this book is nothing less than an alternative education for anyone interested in the powerful role that art plays in our society.

About the Author

Nicolas Lampert is an interdisciplinary artist and author best known for his collage art—the “machine-animal” series, the “meatscape” series, and numerous images that address political and environmental issues. His art work has been included in the museum shows at the MASS MoCA; and is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (Los Angeles.) Lampert was co-editor of Peace Signs: the Anti-War Movement Illustrated (Gustavo Gili / Edition Olms 2004). As a curator, he co-organized the group art show, Drawing Resistance – a traveling political art show. He teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts.

Product Details ISBN-13: 9781595589316
Published: New Press, The, 11/05/2013
Language: en