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The Resource Art for people's sake : artists and community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975, Rebecca Zorach

Art for people's sake : artists and community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975, Rebecca Zorach

Label
Art for people's sake : artists and community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975
Title
Art for people's sake
Title remainder
artists and community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Zorach
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1960s and early 1970s, Chicago witnessed a remarkable flourishing of visual arts associated with the Black Arts Movement. From the painting of murals as a way to reclaim public space and the establishment of independent community art centers to the work of the AFRICOBRA collective and Black filmmakers, artists on Chicago's South and West Sides built a vision of art as service to the people. In Art for People's Sake Rebecca Zorach traces the little-told story of the visual arts of the Black Arts Movement in Chicago, showing how artistic innovations responded to decades of racist urban planning that left Black neighborhoods sites of economic depression, infrastructural decay, and violence. Working with community leaders, children, activists, gang members, and everyday people, artists developed a way of using art to help empower and represent themselves. Showcasing the depth and sophistication of the visual arts in Chicago at this time, Zorach demonstrates the crucial role of aesthetics and artistic practice in the mobilization of Black radical politics during the Black Power era. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zorach, Rebecca
Dewey number
700.89/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX512.3.A35
LC item number
Z67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)
  • Organization of Black American Culture
  • Black Arts movement
  • African American arts
  • City planning
  • Artists and community
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)
  • Organization of Black American Culture
  • African American arts
  • Artists and community
  • Black Arts movement
  • City planning
  • Race relations
  • Illinois
Label
Art for people's sake : artists and community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975, Rebecca Zorach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Claiming space, being in public -- Cultural nationalism and community culture -- An experimental friendship -- The Black family -- Until the walls come down -- Starring the Black community
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1048938511
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 395 pages
Isbn
9781478001003
Lccn
2018035542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Art for people's sake : artists and community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975, Rebecca Zorach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Claiming space, being in public -- Cultural nationalism and community culture -- An experimental friendship -- The Black family -- Until the walls come down -- Starring the Black community
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1048938511
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 395 pages
Isbn
9781478001003
Lccn
2018035542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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