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(YLR)((This groundbreaking anthology describes the emergence and cultural evolution of community-based activist art. Each chapter focuses on a particular artist or artist collective and is profusely illustrated.[art][political][literature]
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Bay Press
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Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea
I started this book 4 years ago. It didn't take me 4 years to read, I was just so bored by the introduction that 3/4 of the way through it, I put the book down. I recently, in the last month, picked it back up, got through the end of the introduction and started reading the individual essays.

Let me be clear: the introduction sucked. BUT the essays were great. It was so inspiring to read about all these different artists in the 80s and 90s making public art, provoking reactions and discussions,
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This book appears to be out of print. Thus I did not use it the last time I taught "Arts and Social Change" a couple of years ago. Students who had seen the book from previous semesters squawked. I agree - it is the best book on the subject. Thus, I am using it next term. If you have not yet read it, do so. If you have read it, consider looking through it again. ...more
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