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How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State

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ISBN-10: 0822350378

ISBN-13: 9780822350378

Edition: 2012

Authors: Mary K. Coffey

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A public art movement initiated by the postrevolutionary state, Mexican muralism has long been admired for its depictions of popular struggle and social justice. Mary K. Coffey revises traditional accounts of Mexican muralism by describing how a radical art movement was transformed into official culture, ultimately becoming a tool of state propaganda. Analyzing the incorporation of mural art into Mexico’s most important public museums—the Palace of Fine Arts, the National History Museum, and the National Anthropology Museum—Coffey illuminates the institutionalization of muralism, and the political and aesthetic issues it raised. She focuses on the period between 1934, when José Clemente…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 8.11" wide x 10.00" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English