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Title:
Contemporary Chicana and Chicano art : artists, works, culture, and education
Author:
Keller, Gary D.
Publication Information:
Tempe, AZ : Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781931010115

9781931010092

9781931010122

9781931010108

9781931010139
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The result of years of careful preparation, this two-volume work covers the artistic production and biographies of nearly 200 individual artists from across the United States as well as Chicano/a artists residing in Mexico and elsewhere. This unique work was published as a full-color coffee-table-quality set of books (featuring over 600 artworks in full color) with an accompanying Web site that provides bibliography, artists? statements, and other updated information. Produced with the support of the Center for Latino Initiatives of The Smithsonian Institution, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, and numerous art organizations around the nation, this book represents a major advance in understanding, appreciation, and dissemination of Chicano/a art.


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Choice Review

Keller and colleagues have prepared a comprehensive review of the contemporary art scene depicting many important Chicano artists presently working. The two volumes, the first portion of an expected four-volume work, contain 194 artist profiles and biographical information along with brief critical reviews, exhibition listings, and graphic documentation. Interspersed throughout are thematic sections represented by art works that address historical, social, and political concerns of the Chicano community. The strength of these books lies in the persuasive presentation and documentation of the prolific amount of work produced, the varying media used, and the valences and continuities of icons, themes, traditions, and political positions of the artists represented. These continuities are found not only within the descriptive and biographical texts but also within the compelling and abundant, high-quality illustrations. It should be noted, however, that the artists in these books were chosen from a call for submissions to which many already established and important artists did not respond. As such, this undertaking cannot be considered the "definitive" text on this topic; yet, despite this, it should still be considered an important resource. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduate through graduate students. L. E. Carranza Roger Williams University


Library Journal Review

These are the first two volumes of a proposed four-volume set on Chicana and Chicano art. Arranged alphabetically by artist, these volumes offer 194 separate artist profiles, while the next two volumes will include coverage of community arts organizations as well as essays and articles on research, history, and criticism. The 194 artist profiles gathered here provide biographical, exhibit, professional, and general information on each artist. A photo of the artist and two works of art in color accompany each two-page article, as do a brief artist's statement and his or her signature. Additional color photos appear at the beginning and end of each book, and thematic sections with foldouts are included on such topics as "El Dia de Los Muertos" and "Pre-Hispanic Connections." Produced with the support of the Center for Latino Initiatives of the Smithsonian Institution, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, and numerous arts organizations around the nation, this set represents a major attempt to understand and provide access to Chicano art. Much of the set, including the bibliography and artist profiles, also appears on the Internet at www.latinoartcommunity.org, which provides additional space for discussion, updates, and links. Academic libraries, large public libraries, special libraries with art history or Hispanic collections, and smaller public libraries serving Chicano populations will want to purchase this set.-Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

These are the first two volumes of a proposed four-volume set on Chicana and Chicano art. Arranged alphabetically by artist, these volumes offer 194 separate artist profiles, while the next two volumes will include coverage of community arts organizations as well as essays and articles on research, history, and criticism. The 194 artist profiles gathered here provide biographical, exhibit, professional, and general information on each artist. A photo of the artist and two works of art in color accompany each two-page article, as do a brief artist's statement and his or her signature. Additional color photos appear at the beginning and end of each book, and thematic sections with foldouts are included on such topics as "El Dia de Los Muertos" and "Pre-Hispanic Connections." Produced with the support of the Center for Latino Initiatives of the Smithsonian Institution, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, and numerous arts organizations around the nation, this set represents a major attempt to understand and provide access to Chicano art. Much of the set, including the bibliography and artist profiles, also appears on the Internet at www.latinoartcommunity.org, which provides additional space for discussion, updates, and links. Academic libraries, large public libraries, special libraries with art history or Hispanic collections, and smaller public libraries serving Chicano populations will want to purchase this set.-Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

These are the first two volumes of a proposed four-volume set on Chicana and Chicano art. Arranged alphabetically by artist, these volumes offer 194 separate artist profiles, while the next two volumes will include coverage of community arts organizations as well as essays and articles on research, history, and criticism. The 194 artist profiles gathered here provide biographical, exhibit, professional, and general information on each artist. A photo of the artist and two works of art in color accompany each two-page article, as do a brief artist's statement and his or her signature. Additional color photos appear at the beginning and end of each book, and thematic sections with foldouts are included on such topics as "El Dia de Los Muertos" and "Pre-Hispanic Connections." Produced with the support of the Center for Latino Initiatives of the Smithsonian Institution, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, and numerous arts organizations around the nation, this set represents a major attempt to understand and provide access to Chicano art. Much of the set, including the bibliography and artist profiles, also appears on the Internet at www.latinoartcommunity.org, which provides additional space for discussion, updates, and links. Academic libraries, large public libraries, special libraries with art history or Hispanic collections, and smaller public libraries serving Chicano populations will want to purchase this set.-Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

These are the first two volumes of a proposed four-volume set on Chicana and Chicano art. Arranged alphabetically by artist, these volumes offer 194 separate artist profiles, while the next two volumes will include coverage of community arts organizations as well as essays and articles on research, history, and criticism. The 194 artist profiles gathered here provide biographical, exhibit, professional, and general information on each artist. A photo of the artist and two works of art in color accompany each two-page article, as do a brief artist's statement and his or her signature. Additional color photos appear at the beginning and end of each book, and thematic sections with foldouts are included on such topics as "El Dia de Los Muertos" and "Pre-Hispanic Connections." Produced with the support of the Center for Latino Initiatives of the Smithsonian Institution, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, and numerous arts organizations around the nation, this set represents a major attempt to understand and provide access to Chicano art. Much of the set, including the bibliography and artist profiles, also appears on the Internet at www.latinoartcommunity.org, which provides additional space for discussion, updates, and links. Academic libraries, large public libraries, special libraries with art history or Hispanic collections, and smaller public libraries serving Chicano populations will want to purchase this set.-Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.