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The Muralist

The Muralist Author B. A. Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781616206437
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 368
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The Muralist

The Muralist Author B. A. Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781616205409
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 352
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“Vibrant and suspenseful . . . Like The Art Forger, this new story takes us into the heart of what it means to be an artist.” —The Washington Post “B. A. Shapiro captivated us in 2012 with her ‘addictive’ novel The Art Forger. Now, she’s back with another thrilling tale from the art world.” —Entertainment Weekly When Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?



The Muralist

The Muralist Author B. A. Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781443446631
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 352
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Art Forger comes a thrilling new novel of art, history, love and politics that traces the life and mysterious disappearance of a brilliant young artist on the eve of World War II—perfect for readers of The Paris Wife, The White Russian and All the Light We Cannot See In 1940, American painter Alizee Benoit vanishes in New York City amid personal and political turmoil. No one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind recently found works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt? Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner workings of today’s art world and the beginnings of the vibrant school of Abstract Expressionism, bringing to life two unforgettable women and forcing us to ask timeless, provocative questions: What happens when luminous talent collides with inexorable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world? And to what lengths should a person go to thwart evil? “B.A. Shapiro once again pens the art world into vivid, sensual life. . . . An intriguing story masterfully imagined about art, war, family, truth, and freedom.” —Lisa Genova, New York Times–bestselling author of Love, Anthony



Walls of Light

Walls of Light Author Anne R. King
ISBN-10 1578061288
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 117
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Although his art took form in many mediums, this lush and colorful book focuses on Walter Anderson's murals, further expanding our understanding of the life work of this richly complex artist. 84 full-color photos. 20 illustrations.



A Guide to Chicago s Murals

A Guide to Chicago s Murals Author Mary Lackritz Gray
ISBN-10 0226305996
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 488
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Provides information on more than seven hundred murals found in Chicago, Illinois.



The Art Forger

The Art Forger Author B. A. Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781616203184
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 368
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Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.



Walls of Empowerment

Walls of Empowerment Author Guisela Latorre
ISBN-10 9780292777996
Release 2009-09-17
Pages 324
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Exploring three major hubs of muralist activity in California, where indigenist imagery is prevalent, Walls of Empowerment celebrates an aesthetic that seeks to firmly establish Chicana/o sociopolitical identity in U.S. territory. Providing readers with a history and genealogy of key muralists' productions, Guisela Latorre also showcases new material and original research on works and artists never before examined in print. An art form often associated with male creative endeavors, muralism in fact reflects significant contributions by Chicana artists. Encompassing these and other aspects of contemporary dialogues, including the often tense relationship between graffiti and muralism, Walls of Empowerment is a comprehensive study that, unlike many previous endeavors, does not privilege non-public Latina/o art. In addition, Latorre introduces readers to the role of new media, including performance, sculpture, and digital technology, in shaping the muralist's "canvas." Drawing on nearly a decade of fieldwork, this timely endeavor highlights the ways in which California's Mexican American communities have used images of indigenous peoples to raise awareness of the region's original citizens. Latorre also casts murals as a radical force for decolonization and liberation, and she provides a stirring description of the decades, particularly the late 1960s through 1980s, that saw California's rise as the epicenter of mural production. Blending the perspectives of art history and sociology with firsthand accounts drawn from artists' interviews, Walls of Empowerment represents a crucial turning point in the study of these iconographic artifacts.



Murals of New York City

Murals of New York City Author Glenn Palmer-Smith
ISBN-10 0847841480
Release 2013
Pages 227
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Presents more than thirty of the murals found within all five boroughs, including works by such artists as Chagall, Haring, Lichtenstein, and Parrish.



The Safe Room

The Safe Room Author B. A. Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781504011556
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 256
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From the bestselling author of The Art Forger How long can murder haunt a family? Until the wrong is put right and the victim is able to rest in peace. Set in Lexington, Massachusetts, The Safe Room is a story of such a murder and such a haunting. A psychological thriller, the tale toggles between the eve of the Civil War and present day. It follows the doomed love affair of Silas Person, a runaway slave riding the Underground Railroad, and Sarah Harden, the daughter of a famous abolitionist. Sarah and Silas’s story is intertwined with that of Lee Seymour, a modern-day descendant of the Harden family who must suddenly grapple with a world in which murder and ghosts are all too real. The Safe Room is a suspenseful tale that employs love and the paranormal to explore the ugliness of injustice and the beauty of human hope.



Edwin Howland Blashfield

Edwin Howland Blashfield Author Mina Rieur Weiner
ISBN-10 0393732819
Release 2009
Pages 160
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Evaluates the career of the esteemed muralist and his advocacy of the classic tradition, drawing on new scholarship to pay tribute to his contributions in numerous civic spaces and lasting influence on American public art.



Signs from the Heart

Signs from the Heart Author Eva Sperling Cockcroft
ISBN-10 0826314481
Release 1993
Pages 116
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Over the past twenty-five years, Chicano artists have made a unique contribution to public art in California, transforming thousands of walls into colorful artworks that express the dreams, achievements, aspirations, and cultural identity of the Mexican-American community. Signs From the Heart tells the inside story of this new and important American art form in four interpretive essays by noted Chicano scholars about its historical, artistic, and educational significance.



Walls of Heritage Walls of Pride

Walls of Heritage  Walls of Pride Author James Prigoff
ISBN-10 9780764913396
Release 2000
Pages 272
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African American murals express a powerful aesthetic grounded in social and spiritual consciousness. This book focuses on thirty years of mural art- from the making of Chicago's landmark 'Wall of Respect' i 1967 to the hip-hop renderings of the nineties- and includes several historically significant murals from previous decades. With over two hundred paintings, this volume explores the rich tableau of African American murals from all across the country, and includes images of some important murals that have since been destroyed. Recognizing the profound importance of the African American artist's perspective, this work brings the voice of the muralists to the fore through descriptive narratives and interview quotes. These insightful, colorful descriptions provide a valuable context for understanding the meaning and role of the murals in their respective communities. Also, the historical significance and key contributions of African American murals to the visual arts and the Black community are examined.



Maybe Something Beautiful

Maybe Something Beautiful Author F. Isabel Campoy
ISBN-10 9780544866638
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 40
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What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation—and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!



Mexican Muralists

Mexican Muralists Author Desmond Rochfort
ISBN-10 9780811819282
Release 1998-03-01
Pages 240
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Los tres grandes: Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Now legendary, these men have emerged as the most prominent figures of the famed Mexican mural movement, which lasted from the '20s through the early '70s and was hailed as the most significant achievement in public art of the 20th century. The dramatic story of the movement is told here in a fascinating history of the artists, accompanied by over 100 spectacular color reproductions of the murals. Showcasing popular as well as lesser-known works from around the US and Mexico, this is the first high-quality paperback to do justice to a subject that will captivate every lover of Mexican art and culture, Rivera fan, and art historian, as well as anyone who appreciates a beautiful, intelligent art book.



Toward a People s Art

Toward a People s Art Author Eva Sperling Cockcroft
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822026395152
Release 1998
Pages 325
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First published in 1977, this book remains a classic study of the community-based mural movement that produced hundreds of large-scale wall paintings in the U.S. and Canada. The authors provide a comprehensive discussion of the muralists, the murals' effects on the community, and the funding these works received.



Urban Art Chicago

Urban Art Chicago Author Olivia Gude
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049696332
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 254
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Provides descriptions of Chicago's community and public art.



Manuel s Murals

Manuel s Murals Author Jeaninne Escallier Kato
ISBN-10 0615575439
Release 2012-01-01
Pages
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A single-minded journey....Manuel Jesus Ramirez Rodriquez, a passionate nine year old boy from Mexico City, loves to paint murals like his hero, the legendary 20th century Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. He dreams of the day he will become as famous as Diego Rivera so he can take care of his family and never have to watch his father clean other people's buildings ever again. However, because of this single-minded quest, Manuel learns how his actions can affect the lives of others in ways he never imagined. Manuel takes a solo journey to learn more about Diego Rivera's art, but what he finds is a greater understanding of his own culture. The theme of this picture book revolves around family; however, an appreciation of who we are emerges as colorful as the soul that is Mexico.