The Muralist Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Muralist


  • Author : B. A. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616206437

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The Muralist Excerpt :

Don't miss B. A. Shapiro's new novel, The Collector's Apprentice, available now! “Vibrant and suspenseful . . . Like The Art Forger, this new story takes us into the heart of what it means to be an artist.” —The Washington Post “B. A. Shapiro captivated us in 2012 with her ‘addictive’ novel The Art Forger. Now, she’s back with another thrilling tale from the art world.” —Entertainment Weekly When Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

The Muralist Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Muralist


  • Author : B. A. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616205409

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The Muralist Excerpt :

When a young Abstract Expressionist painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) vanishes in pre-WWII New York City in 1940, neither her Jewish family living in German-occupied France nor her close-knit group of friends and fellow painters, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner, knows what happened to her.

A Guide to Chicago s Murals Book

A Guide to Chicago s Murals


  • Author : Mary Lackritz Gray
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2001-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0226305996

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A Guide to Chicago s Murals Excerpt :

Provides information on more than seven hundred murals found in Chicago, Illinois.

The Art Forger Book
Score: 3.5
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The Art Forger


  • Author : B. A. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443418058

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The Art Forger Excerpt :

On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art (worth over $500 million today) were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye. Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting—a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum—in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire’s studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late 19th century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

Walls of Light Book

Walls of Light


  • Author : Anne R. King
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1578061288

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Walls of Light Excerpt :

Although his art took form in many mediums, this lush and colorful book focuses on Walter Anderson's murals, further expanding our understanding of the life work of this richly complex artist. 84 full-color photos. 20 illustrations.

Dad Bakes Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Dad Bakes


  • Author : Katie Yamasaki
  • Publisher : WW Norton
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324015420

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Dad Bakes Excerpt :

Katie Yamasaki’s newest picture book is an intimate and tender story of the love between a father and a daughter. Dad wakes early every morning before the sun, heading off to work at the bakery. He kneads, rolls, and bakes, and as the sun rises and the world starts its day, Dad heads home to his young daughter. Together they play, read, garden, and—most importantly—they bake. This lovely, resonant picture book was inspired by muralist Katie Yamasaki’s work with formerly incarcerated people. With subtle, uncluttered storytelling amplified by her monumental and heartfelt paintings, she has created a powerful story of love, of family, and of reclaiming a life with joy.

Ramachandran  Art of the Muralist Book

Ramachandran Art of the Muralist


  • Author : Rupika Chawla
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Mural painting and decoration
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015037800938

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Ramachandran Art of the Muralist Excerpt :

Study of A. Ramachandran, b. 1935, Indian muralist.

Edwin Howland Blashfield Master American Muralist Book

Edwin Howland Blashfield Master American Muralist


  • Author : Mina Rieur Weiner
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822037386984

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Edwin Howland Blashfield Master American Muralist Excerpt :

Evaluates the career of the esteemed muralist and his advocacy of the classic tradition, drawing on new scholarship to pay tribute to his contributions in numerous civic spaces and lasting influence on American public art.

The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua  1979   1992 Book

The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua 1979 1992


  • Author : David Kunzle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1995-11-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 0520081927

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The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua 1979 1992 Excerpt :

Kunzle outlines the historical conditions in Nicaragua that gave rise to the Revolution and to the murals, from the era of Sandino and the Somozas to the Sandinistas and the subsequent U.S.-supported contra war. He chronicles the politically vindictive destruction of many of the best murals and the rise and fall of Managua's Mural School, a unique institution in the world. Kunzle also refers to other Nicaraguan public media such as billboards and graffiti, the great mural precedent in Mexico, and the attempts at socialist art in revolutionary Cuba and Chile.

Ken White  Muralist and Painter Book

Ken White Muralist and Painter


  • Author : Angela Atkinson
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2019-09-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781445693811

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Ken White Muralist and Painter Excerpt :

An affectionate look at the career of one of Britain's best-loved mural painters and the man responsible for several iconic designs attached to Richard Branson's Virgin brand.

Walls of Empowerment Book

Walls of Empowerment


  • Author : Guisela Latorre
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-17
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292777996

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Walls of Empowerment Excerpt :

Exploring three major hubs of muralist activity in California, where indigenist imagery is prevalent, Walls of Empowerment celebrates an aesthetic that seeks to firmly establish Chicana/o sociopolitical identity in U.S. territory. Providing readers with a history and genealogy of key muralists' productions, Guisela Latorre also showcases new material and original research on works and artists never before examined in print. An art form often associated with male creative endeavors, muralism in fact reflects significant contributions by Chicana artists. Encompassing these and other aspects of contemporary dialogues, including the often tense relationship between graffiti and muralism, Walls of Empowerment is a comprehensive study that, unlike many previous endeavors, does not privilege non-public Latina/o art. In addition, Latorre introduces readers to the role of new media, including performance, sculpture, and digital technology, in shaping the muralist's "canvas." Drawing on nearly a decade of fieldwork, this timely endeavor highlights the ways in which California's Mexican American communities have used images of indigenous peoples to raise awareness of the region's original citizens. Latorre also casts murals as a radical force for decolonization and liberation, and she provides a stirring description of the decades, particularly the late 1960s through 1980s, that saw California's rise as the epicenter of mural production. Blending the perspectives of art history and sociology with firsthand accounts drawn from artists' interviews, Walls of Empowerment represents a crucial turning point in the study of these iconographic artifacts.

Mexican Murals in Times of Crisis Book

Mexican Murals in Times of Crisis


  • Author : Bruce Campbell
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2022-09-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816550425

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Mexican Murals in Times of Crisis Excerpt :

Murals have been an important medium of public expression in Mexico since the Mexican Revolution, and names such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco will forever be linked with this revolutionary art form. Many people, however, believe that Mexico's renowned mural tradition died with these famous practitioners, and today's mural artists labor in obscurity as many of their creations are destroyed through hostility or neglect. This book traces the ongoing critical contributions of mural arts to public life in Mexico to show how postrevolutionary murals have been overshadowed both by the Mexican School and by the exclusionary nature of official public arts. By documenting a range of mural practices—from fixed-site murals to mantas (banner murals) to graffiti—Bruce Campbell evaluates the ways in which the practical and aesthetic components of revolutionary Mexican muralism have been appropriated and redeployed within the context of Mexico's ongoing economic and political crisis. Four dozen photographs illustrate the text. Blending ethnography, political science, and sociology with art history, Campbell traces the emergence of modern Mexican mural art as a composite of aesthetic, discursive, and performative elements through which collective interests and identities are shaped. He focuses on mural activists engaged combatively with the state—in barrios, unions, and street protests—to show that mural arts that are neither connected to the elite art world nor supported by the government have made significant contributions to Mexican culture. Campbell brings all previous studies of Mexican muralism up to date by revealing the wealth of art that has flourished in the shadows of official recognition. His work shows that interpretations by art historians preoccupied with contemporary high art have been incomplete—and that a rich mural tradition still survives, and thrives, in Mexico.

Diego Rivera Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Diego Rivera


  • Author : Amy Pastan
  • Publisher : Scala Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822034783399

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Diego Rivera Excerpt :

Uses a four-fold format to reproduce Rivera's Detroit Industry Murals in detail and provides information on the creation of the murals.

The Paradise Garden Murals of Malinalco Book

The Paradise Garden Murals of Malinalco


  • Author : Jeanette Favrot Peterson
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292769199

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The Paradise Garden Murals of Malinalco Excerpt :

The valley of Malinalco, Mexico, long renowned for its monolithic Aztec temples, is a microcosm of the historical changes that occurred in the centuries preceding and following the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century. In particular, the garden frescoes uncovered in 1974 at the Augustinian monastery of Malinalco document the collision of the European search for Utopia with the reality of colonial life. In this study, Jeanette F. Peterson examines the murals within the dual heritage of pre-Hispanic and European muralism to reveal how the wall paintings promoted the political and religious agendas of the Spanish conquerors while preserving a record of pre-Columbian rituals and imagery. She finds that the utopian themes portrayed at Malinalco and other Augustinian monasteries were integrated into a religious and political ideology that, in part, camouflaged the harsh realities of colonial policies toward the native population. That the murals were ultimately whitewashed at the end of the sixteenth century suggests that the "spiritual conquest" failed. Peterson argues that the incorporation of native features ultimately worked to undermine the orthodoxy of the Christian message. She places the murals' imagery within the pre-Columbian tlacuilo (scribe-painter) tradition, traces a "Sahagún connection" between the Malinalco muralists and the native artists working at the Franciscan school of Tlatelolco, and explores mural painting as an artistic response to acculturation. The book is beautifully illustrated with 137 black-and-white figures, including photographs and line drawings. For everyone interested in the encounter between European and Native American cultures, it will be essential reading.

Mexican Muralists Book

Mexican Muralists


  • Author : Desmond Rochfort
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 1998-03-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0811819280

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Mexican Muralists Excerpt :

Los tres grandes: Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Now legendary, these men have emerged as the most prominent figures of the famed Mexican mural movement, which lasted from the '20s through the early '70s and was hailed as the most significant achievement in public art of the 20th century. The dramatic story of the movement is told here in a fascinating history of the artists, accompanied by over 100 spectacular color reproductions of the murals. Showcasing popular as well as lesser-known works from around the US and Mexico, this is the first high-quality paperback to do justice to a subject that will captivate every lover of Mexican art and culture, Rivera fan, and art historian, as well as anyone who appreciates a beautiful, intelligent art book.