Title: Toward a People's Art: The Contemporary ...
Publisher: E. P. Dutton (1977), New York
Publication Date: 1977
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Signed: Signed By Author
Edition: First Edition
292 pages. 16 pages of color plates, many black-and-white illustrations. First edition (first printing). A well worn copy, with the cloth discolored at the top and bottom of the spine; dust jacket frayed at top of spine. However, it is inscribed, 'To our good friend Daniel [del Solar] who has worked in our common struggle for a people's culture. Eva & Jim.' The inscription appears to be in Eva's hand and Jim has signed his name after. Laid in is an invitation to a publication party for the book. An important book, not often found inscribed. Bookseller Inventory # 84538
Synopsis: First published in 1977, Toward a People's Art remains a classic study of the community-based mural movement that produced hundreds of large-scale wall paintings in the United States and Canada. The authors provide a comprehensive discussion of the muralists, the murals' effects on the community, and the funding these works received.
Those interested in art and social change will welcome this new edition, which represents an ongoing faith in the ideal of participatory democracy as the best way to confront the nation's social problems and in the potential of activist art to have long-term social impact. The introduction describes the era-the late 1960s-and a new afterword looks at the 1980s and 1990s and the continuing commitment to the community-engaged process of making public art.
Product Description: The classic account of the U.S. mural movement in the 1960s-70s, with new essays that place the book in the context of the cultural struggles of the time, and record the continuing commitment into the 1990s.
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: November 2, 2010
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.
Eureka Books, LLC
P. Scott Brown, Manager
426 2nd Street
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Standard shipping covers shipment of all books to U.S. addresses via Media Mail. We won't ask you for extra shipping unless you request expedited or international shipping for a particularly heavy or large book.
Store Description: Eureka Books is a full-service antiquarian bookstore in the heart of the redwood coast of far northern California. Opened in 1987, our shop is in an historic Victorian storefront in the heart of Eureka, California's, Old Town district. We are open seven days a week and welcome phone and email inquiries.