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On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City

Timothy W. Drescher, Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Jane Weissman

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ISBN 10: 1604731117 / ISBN 13: 9781604731118
Published by University Press of Mississippi, 2009
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On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City with an introduction by Timothy W. Drescher and foreword by Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan. Text by Janet Braun-Reinitz and Jane Weissman. Includes murals by Mike Alewitz, Tomie Arai, ARTMAKERS, INC., Karin Batten, Eva Cockcroft, Keith Christensen, Noah Jemisin, Lady Pink, Joe Matunis, William Moakler, Susan Ortega, Smokehouse Associates and many others. 244 pages, hardcover, no dustjacket. 9 1/4" x 12 1/4". New. Foreign orders will require significant additional postage. Bookseller Inventory # 1731

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Title: On the Wall: Four Decades of Community ...

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Energizing the visual landscape since 1968, New York City's community murals beautify, educate, protest, celebrate, and often motivate residents to action. Collaborations between artists and neighborhood groups, these painted walls reflect the social, cultural, and political climate of their times.

The result of six years of research and hundreds of interviews, On the Wall brings to light murals that were hitherto "lost" to history or unknown outside their immediate surroundings. Documenting six chronological periods, the book highlights significant murals and introduces the artists and sponsors that created them. In relating the many fascinating stories behind the murals, the authors describe the interactions between artists and residents--including the controversies that have led to the destruction of several notable murals.

On the Wall gathers together 150 color images and offers an aesthetic perspective on New York's community murals in a lively and perceptive history.

Janet Braun-Reinitz, a painter and community muralist, is the president of Artmakers Inc. and coauthor, with Rochelle Shicoff, of The Mural Book: A Practical Guide for Educators. Jane Weissman, a writer and public relations professional, has been a participating artist and project director of several Artmakers murals. Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! Denis Moynihan is outreach director of Democracy Now! Timothy W. Drescher is an independent mural historian and photographer and the author of San Francisco Bay Area Murals: Communities Create Their Muses, 1904-1997.

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A comprehensive survey of New York City's vibrant neighborhood art

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