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Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975

Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 (Hardback)

By Ho, Melissa
By Crow, Thomas
By Rosler, Martha
By Nixon, Mignon
By Levin, Erica

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How the Vietnam War changed American art By the late 1960s, the United States was in a pitched conflict both in Vietnam, against a foreign enemy, and at home-between Americans for and against the war, for and against the status quo. This strikingly illustrated book showcases how ...American artists responded to the war, spanning the period from Lyndon B. Johnson's fateful decision to deploy U.S. Marines to South Vietnam in 1965 to the fall of Saigon ten years later. Artists Respond brings together works by many of the most visionary and provocative artists of the period, including Asco, Chris Burden, Judy Chicago, Corita Kent, Leon Golub, Philip Jones Griffiths, David Hammons, Yoko Ono, and Nancy Spero. It explores how the moral urgency of the Vietnam War galvanized American artists in unprecedented ways, challenging them to reimagine the purpose and uses of art and compelling them to become politically engaged on other fronts, such as feminism and civil rights. The book presents an era in which artists struggled to synthesize the turbulent times and participated in a process of free and open questioning inherent to American civic life. Illustrated in color throughout, Artists Respond features a broad range of art, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance and body art, installation, documentary cinema and photography, and conceptualism. Exhibition schedule: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC March 15-August 18, 2019 Minneapolis Institute of Art September 28, 2019-January 5, 2020
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ISBN 9780691191188
Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
Format Hardback
Availability
1 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9780691191188
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 15 Mar 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ho, Melissa
By Crow, Thomas
By Rosler, Martha
By Nixon, Mignon
By Levin, Erica
Category The Arts: General Issues
Art Styles: C 1960 -
Asian history: Vietnam War
American history: Vietnam War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 254mm
Height: 305mm
Dewey Code 701.03
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Art, American - 20th century, Art and society - United States - History - 20th century, Art and war, ART / Popular Culture, ART / American / General
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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