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The Resource Picturing the proletariat : artists and labor in revolutionary Mexico, 1908/1940, John Lear

Picturing the proletariat : artists and labor in revolutionary Mexico, 1908/1940, John Lear

Label
Picturing the proletariat : artists and labor in revolutionary Mexico, 1908/1940
Title
Picturing the proletariat
Title remainder
artists and labor in revolutionary Mexico, 1908/1940
Statement of responsibility
John Lear
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of Mexico's revolution, artists played a fundamental role in constructing a national identity centered on working people and were hailed for their contributions to modern art. Picturing the Proletariat examines three aspects of this artistic legacy: the parallel paths of organized labor and artists' collectives, the relations among these groups and the state, and visual narratives of the worker. Showcasing forgotten works and neglected media, John Lear explores how artists and labor unions participated in a cycle of revolutionary transformation from 1908 through the presidency of Lazaro Cardenas (1934-1940). Lear shows how middle-class artists, radicalized by the revolution and the Communist Party, fortified the legacy of the prerevolutionary print artisan Jose Guadalupe Posada by incorporating modernist, avant-garde, and nationalist elements in ways that supported and challenged unions and the state. By 1940, the state undermined the autonomy of radical artists and unions, while preserving the image of both as partners of the "institutionalized revolution." This interdisciplinary book explores the gendered representations of workers; the interplay of prints, photographs, and murals in journals, in posters, and on walls; the role of labor leaders; and the discursive impact of the Spanish Civil War. It considers "los tres grandes"--Rivera, Siquieros, and Orozco-while featuring lesser-known artists and their collectives. The result is a new perspective on the art and politics of the revolution
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Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
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1959-
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Lear, John
Dewey number
322/.2097209041
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8116
LC item number
.L428 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
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  • Posada, José Guadalupe
  • Herrán, Saturnino
  • Working class
  • Labor movement
  • Politics in art
  • Arts and revolutions
  • Artists
  • Herrán, Saturnino
  • Posada, José Guadalupe
  • Herrán, Saturnino
  • Posada, José Guadalupe
  • Artists
  • Arts and revolutions
  • Labor movement
  • Politics in art
  • Working class
  • Mexico
  • Arbeiter
  • Arbeiterbewegung
  • Armut
  • Druckgrafik
  • Agitationskunst
  • Mexikanische Revolution
  • Politische Kunst
Label
Picturing the proletariat : artists and labor in revolutionary Mexico, 1908/1940, John Lear
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-352) 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
Introduction. Allegories of work -- Saturnino Herrán, José Guadalupe Posada, and the working class on the eve of revolution -- Workers and artists in the 1910 revolution -- El Machete and cultural and political vanguards -- Consuming labor : revista CROM, art education, and la lectura preferida -- Cardenismo, the popular front, and the league of revolutionary artists and writers -- The Mexican Electricians Union, the art of the strike and the Spanish Civil War -- "Unity at all costs!" and the end of revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
950751038
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 366 pages
Isbn
9781477311509
Lccn
2016023738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)950751038
Label
Picturing the proletariat : artists and labor in revolutionary Mexico, 1908/1940, John Lear
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-352) 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
Introduction. Allegories of work -- Saturnino Herrán, José Guadalupe Posada, and the working class on the eve of revolution -- Workers and artists in the 1910 revolution -- El Machete and cultural and political vanguards -- Consuming labor : revista CROM, art education, and la lectura preferida -- Cardenismo, the popular front, and the league of revolutionary artists and writers -- The Mexican Electricians Union, the art of the strike and the Spanish Civil War -- "Unity at all costs!" and the end of revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
950751038
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 366 pages
Isbn
9781477311509
Lccn
2016023738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)950751038

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