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The Resource The power and politics of art in postrevolutionary Mexico, Stephanie J. Smith

The power and politics of art in postrevolutionary Mexico, Stephanie J. Smith

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The power and politics of art in postrevolutionary Mexico
Title
The power and politics of art in postrevolutionary Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie J. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political ideas, but by the late 1920s many government officials argued that consolidating the nation required coercive measures toward dissenters. While artists and intellectuals, some of them professed Communists, sought free expression in matters both artistic and political, Smith reveals how they simultaneously learned the fine art of negotiation with the increasingly authoritarian government in order to secure clout and financial patronage. But the government, Smith shows, also had reason to accommodate artists, and a surprising and volatile interdependence grew between the artists and the politicians. Involving well-known artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as some less well known, including Tina Modotti, Leopoldo Mendez, and Aurora Reyes, politicians began to appropriate the artists' nationalistic visual images as weapons in a national propaganda war. High-stakes negotiating and co-opting took place between the two camps as they sparred over the production of generally accepted notions and representations of the revolution's legacy--and what it meant to be authentically Mexican."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Stephanie J
Dewey number
701/.03097209041
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX521
LC item number
.S575 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Partido Comunista Mexicano
  • Artists
  • Women artists
  • Art and state
  • Mexico
Label
The power and politics of art in postrevolutionary Mexico, Stephanie J. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Art and the creation of Mexico's Communist Party, 1919-1930 -- The gendering of the cultural revolution, 1919-1934 -- Trotsky in Mexico : artists united, artists divided, 1930-1940 -- Revolutionary women in the new society, 1930-1954 -- Revolutionary printmakers : LEAR and the TGP, 1934-1957 -- Epilogue : returning home, 1952-1974
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781469635682
Lccn
2017007227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974796054
  • (OCoLC)ocn974796054
Label
The power and politics of art in postrevolutionary Mexico, Stephanie J. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Art and the creation of Mexico's Communist Party, 1919-1930 -- The gendering of the cultural revolution, 1919-1934 -- Trotsky in Mexico : artists united, artists divided, 1930-1940 -- Revolutionary women in the new society, 1930-1954 -- Revolutionary printmakers : LEAR and the TGP, 1934-1957 -- Epilogue : returning home, 1952-1974
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781469635682
Lccn
2017007227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974796054
  • (OCoLC)ocn974796054

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