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Author LinkIsrael, Matthew(Matthew Winer)
Title LinkKill for peace : American artists against the Vietnam War / Matthew Israel.
Distribution Austin : University of Texas Press, [2013]
Description 252 pages, [16] pages of plates :  illustrations (some color) ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book GV
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: The beginnings of the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement -- The beginnings of artistic antiwar engagement: Artists and Writers Protest and the Artists’ Protest Committee -- Creating antiwar art -- Angry arts -- 1968 -- 1969: AWC, dead babies, dead American soldiers -- The invasion of Cambodia, the New York Art Strike, and conceptual art as antiwar -- Toward an end.
Summary "Matthew Israel recounts the major moments in the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement and describes artists’ individual and collective responses to them. He discusses major artists such as Leon Golub, Edward Kienholz, Martha Rosler, Peter Saul, Nancy Spero, and Robert Morris; artists’ groups including the Art Workers’ Coalition (AWC) and the Artists Protest Committee (APC); and iconic works of collective protest art such as AWC’s Q. And Babies? A. And Babies and APC’s The Artists Tower of Protest. Israel also formulates a typology of antiwar engagement, identifying and naming artists’ approaches to protest. These approaches range from extra-aesthetic actions--advertisements, strikes, walk-outs, and petitions without a visual aspect--to advance memorials, which were war memorials purposefully created before the war’s end that criticized both the war and the form and content of traditional war memorials."--From publisher description.
Conf.Sub. LinkVietnam War (1961-1975)
Subject LinkArt, American -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
LinkArt -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
LinkArt and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
LinkVietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States.
Subject LinkArt, American -- Themes, motives.
LinkArt and society.
LinkArt -- Political aspects.
LinkProtest movements.
LinkUnited States.

System Number 000681114
ISBN Link9780292745421 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0292745427 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9780292748309 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link0292748302 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link0292745435 (electronic bk.)
Link9780292745438 (electronic bk.)

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