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Understanding the Arts and Creative Sector in the United States (Paperback): Joni Maya Cherbo, Ruth Ann Stewart, Margaret Jane... Understanding the Arts and Creative Sector in the United States (Paperback)
Joni Maya Cherbo, Ruth Ann Stewart, Margaret Jane Wyszomirski
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"A great primer and very useful introduction, across the silos, for students and those interested in the frameworks of cultural life."-Frank Hodsoll, former chairman, National Endowment for the Arts "Blissfully eclectic in its content, and powerfully consistent in its delivery, this book offers an essential perspective on the arts, culture, and entertainment."-Andrew Taylor, director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison The arts and creative sector is one of the nation's broadest, most important, and least understood social and economic assets. It encompasses nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, for-profit creative companies such as advertising agencies, film producers, commercial publishers, and community-based artistic activities. The thirteen essays in this timely book demonstrate why interest in the arts and creative sector has accelerated in recent years, the many ways that the arts are crucial to the social and national agenda, and the critical issues and policies that relate to their practice. Leading experts in the field show, for example, how arts and cultural policies are used to enhance urban revitalization, to encourage civic engagement, to foster new forms of historic preservation, to define national identity, to advance economic development, and to regulate international trade in cultural goods and services. Reflecting the rapid growth of the field of arts and cultural policy, this book will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more and understand the intricacies of the cultural policy field. Joni Maya Cherbo is an independent arts and cultural policy scholar and consultant. Ruth Ann Stewart is a clinical professor of public policy at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Margaret Jane Wyszomirski is the director of the graduate program in arts policy and administration at Ohio State University.

Global Arts and Christian Witness - Exegeting Culture, Translating the Message, and Communicating Christ (Paperback): Robert... Global Arts and Christian Witness - Exegeting Culture, Translating the Message, and Communicating Christ (Paperback)
Robert Arking; Series edited by Scott Sunquist, Amos Yong; Foreword by Mark Labberton
R490 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R103 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Veteran missionary-scholar Roberta King draws on a lifetime of study and firsthand mission experience to show how witness through contextualized global arts can dynamically reveal Christ to all peoples. King offers the global church biblical foundations, historical pathways, theoretical frameworks, and effective practices for communicating Christ through the arts in diverse contexts. Supplemented with stories from the field, illustrations, and discussion questions, this textbook offers innovative and dynamic approaches essential for doing mission in transformative ways through the arts. It also features a full-color insert of artwork discussed in the book.

Art After Stonewall - 1969-1989 (Hardcover): Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann Art After Stonewall - 1969-1989 (Hardcover)
Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann
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Art after Stonewall reveals the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender civil rights movement on the art world. Illustrated with more than 200 works, this groundbreaking volume stands as a visual history of twenty years in American queer life. It focuses on openly LGBT artists like Nan Goldin, Harmony Hammond, Lyle Ashton Harris, Greer Langton, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, and Andy Warhol, as well as the practices of such artists as Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Karen Finley in terms of their engagement with queer subcultures. The Stonewall Riots of June 1969 sparked the beginning of the struggle for gay and lesbian equality, and yet fifty years later, key artists who fomented the movement remain little known. This book tells the stories behind their works which cut across media, mixing performance, photographs, painting, sculpture, film, and music with images taken from magazines, newspapers, and television.

Auctioning Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon - Oil Painting Sales 1990-2016 (Paperback): Sophie Hatchwell, Simon Shaw-Miller Auctioning Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon - Oil Painting Sales 1990-2016 (Paperback)
Sophie Hatchwell, Simon Shaw-Miller
R567 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R166 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Nobile Index is a series of monographic publications of art sales prices achieved at auction, for a selection of leading 20th-century British artists. They involve the collaboration of a commercial art dealership, Piano Nobile Works of Art and the University of Bristol's History of Art Department; bringing together academic and commercial expertise on the artists for the benefit of those with an interest in their work. They are funded by the generosity of a private benefactor. The studies are confined to analyses of auction art sales results from 1990 to the time of the study. Although largely from UK sales, data supplied by international salerooms are also included. Graphs and interpretations of these figures are analysed and significant trends and buying patterns revealed. It is envisaged that this data will be of growing value to private and corporate clients, museums and fine art funds. Accurate commercial appraisal has always played an important role in the consideration of new acquisitions throughout the history of art. No more so than today is this seen with the fluctuating, but ever more significant rise in value commanded by the best of many 20th-century artists' work. This publication of the Nobile Index Series, written by Sophie Hatchwell, academic at Bristol University, focuses on the sales history of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, two titans of modern art. Both controversial, revered, and celebrated in their lifetime, this publication will explore how their work has fared at auctions since 1990. Comparing the fortunes of both, Sophie Hatchwell examines how genres, media, significant sales and exhibitions, and their deaths have impacted upon the value of their work individually. The publication comes in two sections - an introduction, results and analysis, and a booklet insert of appendices. This edition on Bacon and Freud marks the fifth and final publication of the Nobile Index series. To celebrate its release, a commemorative edition comprising all five publications, on Sickert, Bomberg, Lowry, Spencer, and Bacon and Freud will be produced.

The Artist's Guide to Public Art - How to Find and Win Commissions (Second Edition) (Paperback, 2nd edition): Lynn Basa The Artist's Guide to Public Art - How to Find and Win Commissions (Second Edition) (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Lynn Basa; Foreword by Mary Jane Jacob; Contributions by Barbara T. Hoffman
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A Comprehensive Guide to the Complex World of Public Art Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced public artists and arts administrators provide in-the-trenches advice and insight, while a chapter on public art law, written by Barbara T. Hoffman, the country's leading public art law attorney, answers questions about this complex area. Packed with details on working with contracts, conflict, controversy, communities, committees, and more, The Artist's Guide to Public Art, Second Edition, shows artists how to cut through the red tape and win commissions that are rewarding both financially and artistically. This new edition discusses recent trends in the field, such as: how the political climate affects public art, the types of projects that receive funding, where that funding comes from, how the digital age impacts public art, how to compete with the increase of architecturally trained artists, and more. Written by an artist, for artists, this guide is packed with everything readers need to know: Finding commissions Submitting applications Negotiating contracts Budgeting for projects Navigating copyright law Working with fabricators And much more From start to finish, Lynn Basa covers all the steps of the process. With The Artist's Guide to Public Art, Second Edition, even readers without prior experience will be more than ready to confidently pursue their own public art projects.

Cake - A Cookbook (Hardcover): Maira Kalman, Barbara Scott-Goodman Cake - A Cookbook (Hardcover)
Maira Kalman, Barbara Scott-Goodman
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How to Talk to Children About Art (Paperback, New edition): Francoise Barbe-Gall How to Talk to Children About Art (Paperback, New edition)
Francoise Barbe-Gall 1
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This is a children's art book for grown-ups. In everyday language it shows how to explain to children what to look for and how to enjoy paintings as diverse as a Renaissance religious scene, an impressionist portrait or modernist masters like Kandinsky and Picasso. Examining 30 paintings by great artists, from 1500 to the present day, in galleries around the world, this book gives examples of the kinds of questions a child might ask about the paintings such as; 'Who are the people in this painting?' 'Why has the artist used those colours?' 'How did the artist choose what to paint?' And provides straightforward answers. Demystifying art appreciation, this book reveals that the simplest questions can be among the most pertinent. There is plenty that will stimulate children's interest in art - and enlighten grown-ups too.

The Time We Share - Reflecting on and through Performing Arts-One Introduction, Three Acts, and Two Intermezzos (Paperback):... The Time We Share - Reflecting on and through Performing Arts-One Introduction, Three Acts, and Two Intermezzos (Paperback)
Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Lars Kwakkenbos; Contributions by Jerome Bel, Romeo Castellucci, Andre Lepecki, …
R921 R842 Discovery Miles 8 420 Save R79 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Marking the 20th anniversary of Belgium's Kunstenfestivaldesarts-a major international arts festival-this ambitious book examines a wide range of critical perspectives on two decades of performing arts. The authors look closely at performing arts pieces from around the world to see what critiques and insights they reveal about society. Among the topics that these works address are the dialogue between history and memory, the development of a sense of community, the interplay between fiction and reality, and the fine line between a spectator and a witness. In addition to featuring images of the performances, the book includes texts by the artists themselves, sketches, photos, and writings by prominent figures in the fields of philosophy and sociology. The Time We Share attempts to build a global overview of the relationship between performing arts and society and determine how different performances helped shape international thought surrounding specific issues and ideas.

domus 1930s (English & Foreign language, Hardcover): Charlotte &. Peter Fiell domus 1930s (English & Foreign language, Hardcover)
Charlotte &. Peter Fiell
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Offering an unrivaled record of architecture and design, the "living diary" of domus was founded by Gio Ponti in 1928. Through the years and decades that followed, the journal charted the major themes and movements of industrial, interior, product, and structural design with an eye for creative excellence as much as editorial rigor. This fresh reprint features domus's coverage from the transformative years between 1928 and 1939. It is an era famed for the emergence of the International Style when the likes of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Alvar Aalto, and Richard Neutra channeled modernist ideals into rectilinear forms, restrained surfaces, and open, luminous interiors. The domus coverage of this decisive decade spanned the details and the grand designs. From soaring steel skyscrapers to tubular furniture, its coverage is a definitive record of how light, form, and pared-down aesthetics combined in the pursuit of an honest and utilitarian form for the modern and rapidly industrializing age.domus distilled Seven volumes spanning 1928 to 1999 Over 6,000 pages featuring influential projects by the most important designers and architects Original layouts and all covers, with captions providing navigation and context New introductory essays by renowned architects and designers Each edition comes with an appendix featuring texts translated into English, many of which were previously only available in Italian A comprehensive index in each volume listing both designers' and manufacturers' names

Unbroken Poetry - The Work of Enrique Martinez Celaya (Hardcover): Anne Trueblood Brodzky Unbroken Poetry - The Work of Enrique Martinez Celaya (Hardcover)
Anne Trueblood Brodzky
R733 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R164 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Whale and Star Press"
With rare clarity and restraint, Martinez Celaya explores loss, alienation, foreignness and beauty as well as new ways to think about the art object and the problems it raises. What emerges is a body of work radically concerned with meaning. Loss and its transcendence through consciousness is the pervasive theme in "Unbroken Poetry: The Work of Enrique Martinez Celaya." Martinez Celaya's world is revealed through an introspective essay by San Francisco writer and curator, Anne Trueblood Brodzky. Drawing from the artist's sketchbooks, personal interviews with the artist and the works of Martinez Celaya, Brodzky describes his impetus and methods in a conceptual volume of exceptional beauty and voice.
The artist's disciplined joint pursuit of physics and art fuels conversations with New York artist Donald Baechler and Caltech physicist, Amnon Yariv. In "Unbroken Poetry," we are invited to stand close to the visions of Enrique Martinez Celaya, not only to observe and empathize with his world but also to acknowledge the images brought forth from our own.

No More Nice Girls - Countercultural Essays (Paperback): Ellen Willis No More Nice Girls - Countercultural Essays (Paperback)
Ellen Willis
R480 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R67 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With characteristic intelligence, wit, and feminist insight, Ellen Willis addresses democracy as she sees it: \u201ca commitment to individual freedom and egalitarian self-government in every area of social, economic, and cultural life.\u201d Moving between scholarly and down-to-earth activist writing styles, Willis confronts the conservative backlash that has slowly eroded democratic ideals and advances of the 1960s as well as the internal debates that have frequently splintered the left.

Street Art (Hardcover): Alessandra Mattanza, Preface by Chris Versteeg Street Art (Hardcover)
Alessandra Mattanza, Preface by Chris Versteeg
R723 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R141 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Meet 20 of the most creative, original street artists from around the world--including Banksy. Art has moved from the museum into the streets, with visionary artists using their creativity to convert the spaces of everyday life and, often, to address social and political issues. Journalist Alessandra Mattanza interviews 20 of the most renowned figures in the street-art scene, from painters to sculptors to stencilists, who reveal their stories and their inspiration. The international roster includes: Aryz, from Barcelona, Spain, who creates elaborate murals on buildings and trucks; S o Paulo graffiti artist Nunca (Francisco Rodrigues da Silva), who began painting at 12 years old; Shepard Fairey, renowned for his poster of President Obama; EVOL, from Berlin, who specializes in producing miniature buildings and installations; Fauxreel, whose photography-based work explores themes of homelessness; and Swoon, who combines art with social action through her nonprofit. Chris Versteeg, an expert in graphic design, provides a detailed historical introduction to this popular, omnipresent form of contemporary art.

The Medieval Cookbook - Revised Edition (Hardcover, Revised): Black The Medieval Cookbook - Revised Edition (Hardcover, Revised)
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"This book takes the reader on a gastronomic journey through the Middle Ages, offering not only a collection of medieval recipes, but a social history of the time. The eighty recipes, drawn from the earliest English cookbooks of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, are presented in two formats: the original middle English version and one adapted and tested for the modern cook. In a fascinating introduction, the author describes the range of available ingredients in medieval times and the meals that could be prepared from them--from simple daily snacks to celebratory feasts--as well as the preparation of the table, prescribed dining etiquette, and the various entertainments that accompanied elite banquets. Each chapter presents a series of recipes inspired by a historical event, a piece of literature, or a social occasion. Here we find descriptions of the grilled meats consumed by William the Conqueror's invading forces; the pies and puddings enjoyed by the pilgrims in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales; and the more sumptuous fare served at royal feasts and Christmas celebrations. The author ends with a discussion of herbal recipes for various ailments. Beautifully illustrated with lively dining scenes from illuminated manuscripts and tapestries, this book serves up a delightful literary and visual repast for anyone interested in the history of food and dining. "--

Fluxus Experience (Paperback): Hannah Higgins Fluxus Experience (Paperback)
Hannah Higgins
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In this groundbreaking work of incisive scholarship and analysis, Hannah Higgins explores the influential art movement Fluxus. Daring, disparate, contentious--Fluxus artists worked with minimal and prosaic materials now familiar in post-World War II art. Higgins describes the experience of Fluxus for viewers, even experiences resembling sensory assaults, as affirming transactions between self and world.
Fluxus began in the 1950s with artists from around the world who favored no single style or medium but displayed an inclination to experiment. Two formats are unique to Fluxus: a type of performance art called the Event, and the Fluxkit multiple, a collection of everyday objects or inexpensive printed cards collected in a box that viewers explore privately. Higgins examines these two setups to bring to life the Fluxus experience, how it works, and how and why it's important. She does so by moving out from the art itself in what she describes as a series of concentric circles: to the artists who create Fluxus, to the creative movements related to Fluxus (and critics' and curators' perceptions and reception of them), to the lessons of Fluxus art for pedagogy in general.
Although it was commonly associated with political and cultural activism in the 1960s, Fluxus struggled against being pigeonholed in these too-prescriptive and narrow terms. Higgins, the daughter of the Fluxus artists Alison Knowles and Dick Higgins, makes the most of her personal connection to the movement by sharing her firsthand experience, bringing an astounding immediacy to her writing and a palpable commitment to shedding light on what Fluxus is and why it matters.

Images and Identity - Educating Citizenship Through Visual Arts (Paperback, New): Rachel Mason, Carl-Peter Buschkuehle Images and Identity - Educating Citizenship Through Visual Arts (Paperback, New)
Rachel Mason, Carl-Peter Buschkuehle
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Highlighting the ways that digital media can be used in interdisciplinary curriculum, "Images and Identity "brings together ideas from art and citizenship teachers in the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Malta, Portugal, and the United Kingdom on producing online curriculum materials. This book offers a practical strategy for ways these different, but related, subjects can be taught. The first part of the book explores issues of art and citizenship education within a European context while the second contains case studies of curriculum experiments that can be applied to global classrooms. It will be of great interest to students and teachers of art and citizenship education.

Romantic Princess Style - A Collection of Art by Macoto Takahashi (English, Japanese, Paperback): Macoto Takahashi Romantic Princess Style - A Collection of Art by Macoto Takahashi (English, Japanese, Paperback)
Macoto Takahashi
R459 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R145 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Art Journal Art Journey - Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process (Paperback): Nichole Snyder Art Journal Art Journey - Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process (Paperback)
Nichole Snyder
R446 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R137 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Bravely document your life's journey with "Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process." Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps.

Begin by putting the journal in art journal: A variety of prompts and writing styles help you breathe life into your hopes, feelings and intentions.

Then put the art in art journal: Use your writing to develop a theme for your art journal. Illustrate your story by adding photos, illustrations and ephemera.

Finally, explore your creative process: Ponder color, words and symbols as you build beautifully layered collage pages.

Along this art journaling path, you'll find the strength to listen to your heart and find your creative voice.

All you have to do is Embrace the Journey.


  • Journaling prompts
  • 15 mixed-media and collage techniques
  • Dozens of inspirational journal pages
The Vj Book - Inspirations and Practical Advice for Live Visuals Performance (Paperback): Paul Spinrad The Vj Book - Inspirations and Practical Advice for Live Visuals Performance (Paperback)
Paul Spinrad
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This book-and-DVD package blends practical information, including hardware and software tips, with cultural context and history. Additional chapters discuss relevant copyright issues and lessons from related fields such as film editing and improvisational theater.

Leonardo da Vinci's Giant Crossbow (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Matthew Hayden Landrus Leonardo da Vinci's Giant Crossbow (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Matthew Hayden Landrus
R1,906 R1,517 Discovery Miles 15 170 Save R389 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Although Leonardo's Giant Crossbow is one of his most popular drawings, it has been one of the least understood. "Leonardo's Giant Crossbow" offers the first in-depth account of this drawing's likely purpose and its highly resolved design. This fascinating book has a wealth of technical information about the Giant Crossbow drawing, as it's a complete study of this project, though this is as accessible to the general audience as much as it is also informative with new discoveries for the professors of engineering, technology and art. The book explores the context of Leonardo's invention with an examination of the extensive documentary evidence, a short history of the great crossbow and ballista, the first accurate translation of the text and the technical specifications, and a detailed analysis of Leonardo's design process for the crossbow, from start to finish. Dozens of preparatory drawings, along with the recent discovery of nearly invisible metal stylus preparatory incisions under the ink of the Giant Crossbow drawing, are evidence of Leonardo's intent to offer engineers and other viewers a thorough design of the massive machine. The book proposes these new discoveries with the help of a strategy that had been at the core of Leonardo's working philosophy: the proportional method. As proven with an analysis of the Giant Crossbow project, he used a consistent approach to 1/3rd proportions throughout the design and drawing process and employed this kind of proportional strategy at the start of almost every important project. Thanks to this proof of his knowledge of geometry, evidence of his studies of impetus and force, and thanks to the highly polished and complex nature of the Giant Crossbow design, a later date for the drawing is proposed in the present book, associating the drawing with his drafting capabilities around 1490-93.

The Travail of the Flag (Paperback): Shelli Jones Baker The Travail of the Flag (Paperback)
Shelli Jones Baker
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How Art Can Be Thought - A Handbook for Change (Paperback): Allan De Souza How Art Can Be Thought - A Handbook for Change (Paperback)
Allan De Souza
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What terms do we use to describe and evaluate art, and how do we judge if art is good, and if it is for the social good? In How Art Can Be Thought Allan deSouza investigates such questions and the popular terminology through which art is discussed, valued, and taught. Adapting art viewing to contemporary demands within a rapidly changing world, deSouza outlines how art functions as politicized culture within a global industry. In addition to offering new pedagogical strategies for MFA programs and the training of artists, he provides an extensive analytical glossary of some of the most common terms used to discuss art while focusing on their current and changing usage. He also shows how these terms may be crafted to new artistic and social practices, particularly in what it means to decolonize the places of display and learning. DeSouza's work will be invaluable to the casual gallery visitor and the arts professional alike, to all those who regularly look at, think about, and make art-especially art students and faculty, artists, art critics, and curators.

Die Geschichte bei Tim & Struppi - Eine Reise durch die Zeit - von den Maya bis zum Mond (German, Paperback): Joachim Korber Die Geschichte bei Tim & Struppi - Eine Reise durch die Zeit - von den Maya bis zum Mond (German, Paperback)
Joachim Korber
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Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists (Hardcover): Phaidon Editors Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists (Hardcover)
Phaidon Editors
R447 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R161 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest artists - exclusively researched for this new book Featuring the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by artists through the ages and across the globe, this exquisite keepsake is the ideal book for artists, collectors, and armchair enthusiasts. As painters, sculptors, photographers, and other visual artists see and experience the world through a unique lens, Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists shows that their life lessons, private revelations, and frank, often irreverent, opinions can guide us all. This unique and carefully curated book, packed with totally original research, is a go-to resource for revealing thoughts and personal advice on subjects as diverse as beauty, colour, light, sex, chance, discipline, money troubles, originality, fear of failure, danger of success, the creative process, and more - all messages transmitted from the artistic trenches.

Math in Art and Sports (Hardcover): Nancy Dickmann Math in Art and Sports (Hardcover)
Nancy Dickmann
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Mestizo Modernism - Race, Nation and Identity in Latin American Culture, 1900-1940 (Paperback): Tace Hedrick Mestizo Modernism - Race, Nation and Identity in Latin American Culture, 1900-1940 (Paperback)
Tace Hedrick
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We use the term ""modernism"" almost exclusively to characterize the work of European and American writers and artists who struggled to portray a new kind of fractured urban life typified by mechanization and speed. Between the 1880s and 1930s, Latin American artists were similarly engaged - but with a difference. While other modernists drew from ""primitive"" cultures for an alternative sense of creativity, Latin American modernists were taking a cue from local sources, primarily indigenous and black populations in their own countries. Although these artists remained outsiders to modernism elsewhere as a result of their race, nation, and identity, their racial heritage served as a positive tool in negotiating their relationship to the dichotomy between tradition and modernity. In Mestizo Modernism Tace Hedrick focuses on four key artists who represent Latin American modernism - Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo, Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, and Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Hedrick interrogates what being ""modern"" and ""American"" meant for them and illuminates the cultural contexts within which they worked, as well as the formal methods they shared, including the connection they drew between ancient cultures and modern technologies. In so doing, she defines ""modernism"" more as a time frame at the turn of the twentieth century, marked broadly across the arts and national boundaries, than as a strict aesthetic or formal category. In fact, this look at Latin American artists will force the reconceptualization of what modernism has meant in academic study and what it might mean for future research.

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