Art and Revolution in Latin America, 1910-1990

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In this uniquely wide-ranging book, David Craven investigates the extraordinary impact of three Latin American revolutions on the visual arts and on cultural policy. He discusses the upheavals in Mexico (1910-1940), in Cuba (1959-1989), and in Nicaragua (1979-1990) and assesses their legacies, demonstrating how the revolutions' consequences reverberated in arts and cultures far beyond their own borders.

"Beautifully illustrated. . . . Thoroughly documented, well conceived and executed."—Latin Americanist

"An ambitious book, weaving political, economic, and a broad swath of cultural phenomena into the analysis of works of visual art."—Art Journal

"[A] wonderfully intricate book on a seldom discussed topic."—Library Journal

"Destined to become a classic in the field."—Arte en Colombia

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David Craven is professor of art history at the University of New Mexico. A leading authority on the art and culture of the Nicaraguan Revolution, he is also the author of a landmark study of Diego Rivera and acclaimed studies of Cuban art since 1959.

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The author of Diego Rivera As Epic Modernist, Craven (art history, Univ. of New Mexico) here discusses the art and politics of the three great revolutions in Latin America in the last century: Mexico (1910-40), Cuba (1959-89), and Nicaragua (1979-90). He addresses the logic of each movement's artworks and demonstrates how the consequences of each revolution transcended national borders. Based on extensive research and interviews with numerous intellectuals and leaders from each country, this volume contributes to our understanding of revolution in historical, human, and aesthetic terms. Craven shows how many artists utilized complex symbolism while trying to redefine art in less Eurocentric terms. Works discussed here include paintings, posters, murals, pottery, and sculpture from well-known and lesser-known artists. Appendixes contain interviews with artists and political figures. This wonderfully intricate book on a seldom discussed topic is of undeniable pertinence to the future of the Americas. Recommended for larger public and academic libraries, specialized collections on Latin America, and collections dealing with the politics of social change. Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis
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