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Depression Post Office Murals and Southern Culture: A Gentle Reconstruction

Beckham, Sue Bridwell

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ISBN 10: 0807114472 / ISBN 13: 9780807114476
Published by Louisiana State Univ Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Rust cloth with titles in black on spine. Beige jacket with titles in rust and black, photo illustration in B&W. Text is clean and tight with no previous-owner markings. Signed on FFEP, "To Jacques de Tarnowsky/The murals are magnificent/Your face enriches them/Your work made them possible/Sue B. Beckham." (De Tarnowsky, who died in 2008 at 96, was an artist who worked on a mural for the U. S. Treasury Department; painted portraits and landscapes, and did book illustrations.) Jacket has v. minor edgewear, two tiny spots to rear panel. This is a well-researched study of WPA murals in the South, including works by such artists as John McCrady, Conrad Albrizzio, and Xavier Gonzalez. 338 pages, 93 b&w illustrations; coda; appendix that lists mural locations, artists, and dates; index. A nice copy of a scarce book, and a rare signed copy. Size: 6 x 9". Bookseller Inventory # 001909

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Title: Depression Post Office Murals and Southern ...

Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Printing.

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Book by Beckham, Sue Bridwell

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Recent books by Karal Marling ( Wall-to-Wall America: A Cultural History of Post Office Murals in the Great Depression , LJ 11/15/82) and by Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz ( Democratic Vistas: Post Offices & Public Art in the New Deal , LJ 3/1/84) demonstrated that art previously thought beneath serious criticism could be the subject of lively writing and creative interpretation. Here, Beckham concentrates on murals in the South, where distinctive regional factors created a fascinating mix of artistic and public concerns. The writing is lively, sometimes flip, and always stimulating. While not everyone will see in the murals what Beckham does, it will be impossible for those who read it to walk by a post office mural without pondering its meaning about the American public and art. Highly recommended.
- Charles K. Piehl, Mankato State Univ., Minn.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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