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Artists from Latin American cultures : a biographical dictionary

Title
Artists from Latin American cultures : a biographical dictionary / Kristin G. Congdon and Kara Kelley Hallmark.
Published
Westport, Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Description
xix, 314 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
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Summary
"Latin Americans have long been relegated to the cultural background, obscured by the dominant European culture. This biographical dictionary, profiles 75 artists from the United States and 13 nations of Central and South America and the Caribbean, including painters, sculptors, photographers, muralists, printmakers, installation artists, and performance artists.
Some of their works recall pre-Columbian times; others confront the cultural imperialism of the U.S. over Latin America; and many explore how the dominant elements of culture can affect identities of class, gender, and sexuality.".
"Color photographs are provided for many of the works. Each entry includes information about the artist's childhood, schooling, creative growth, and artistic styles and themes. Exemplary artworks and influences are described, along with a look at popular and critical responses. Supplemental features include artist cross references, a glossary of essential terms from the art world, and a number of vivid photos portraying the artists in their creative environments."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes
"An Oryx book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language
English
LCCN
2001058345
ISBN
0313315442 (alk. paper)
Format
Book Book
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