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by Heather Becker

Author: Heather Becker
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (November 2002)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Photo and Art
Rating: 4.3
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And huge numbers were painted in the Chicago Public Schools. And then they decided to investigate early 20th century murals in other Chicago public schools.

And huge numbers were painted in the Chicago Public Schools. Over the years, they were neglected; they were covered over; they decayed. In 1984, Flora Doody went to Lane Tech High School to start a Resource Program for students with disabilities. She saw and loved the murals there, but knew that, with all the other problems in the school, restoration was not a priority. They found treasures. A fascinating book, you will learn the history of murals, American social history, and the story of some very dedicated preservationists and educators.

Art for the People book. Art for the People tells the inspiring story of their preservation: a project that brought conservators, historians, politicians, educators, and students together in a united cause, and that brought nearly 450 murals to light across nearly 70 schools-making this the largest mural preservation project in the . as well as the largest concentration of historical murals in the country. Hundreds of color photos capture the dazzling array of murals and the restoration process.

Public Schools, 1904-1943 Becker, Heather: San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2002

com: Art for the People: The Rediscovery and Preservation of Progressive and WPA-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943 Becker, Heather: San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2002. Large hardcover in pictorial dust jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Art for the People tells the inspiring sotry of their preservation: a project that brought conservators, historians, politicians, educators, and students together in a united cause, and that brought nearly 450 murals to light across nearly 70 schools-making this the largest mural preservation project in the .

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2002. First, the book documents the Progressive Era and New Deal programs that resulted in hundreds of murals displayed in Chicago public school classrooms, auditoriums, and hallways. Originally appreciated for their aesthetic, cultural, and educational value, now more than 430 extant murals reflect the social, artistic, and political values of the eras in which they were produced and the artists who produced them. In the early twentieth century, Progressive Era murals were considered one way to improve the conditions of schools.

Becker, Heather (2002). Art for the People:The Rediscovery and Preservation of Progressive and WPA-era Murals in Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943. Chicago, Il: Chronicle Books. com/20th Century work at ww. igureworks. Comrades in Art: Harry Sternberg. BNF: cb14582850g (data).

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Marinetti ; translated from the Italian by Jeremy Parzen ; with an introduction by Luigi Ballerini. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Art for the people : the rediscovery and preservation of progressive- and WPA-era murals in the Chicago public schools, 1904-1943, by Heather Becker.

Preservation of Progressive and WPA-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943. Rediscovered a few years ago in woeful disrepair by a dedicated high school teacher, the murals of Chicago's public schools had long been painted over, torn down, forgotten.

Art for the People : The Rediscovery and Preservation of Progressive and WPA-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943. Dating back almost a century, these extraordinary murals, painted by celebrated artists such as Edgar Britton, Mitchell Siporin, Lucille Ward, and Edward Millman, were created during the Progressive (1904-1933) and New Deal (1933-1943) eras.

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Rediscovered a few years ago in woeful disrepair by a dedicated high school teacher, the murals of Chicago's public schools had long been painted over, torn down, forgotten. Dating back almost a century, these extraordinary murals, painted by celebrated artists such as Edgar Britton, Mitchell Siporin, Lucille Ward, and Edward Millman, were created during the Progressive (1904-1933) and New Deal (1933-1943) eras. Art for the People tells the inspiring sotry of their preservation: a project that brought conservators, historians, politicians, educators, and students together in a united cause, and that brought nearly 450 murals to light across nearly 70 schools--making this the largest mural preservation project in the U.S. as well as the largest concentration of historical murals in the country. Hundreds of color photos capture the dazzling array of murals and the restoration process. A complete reference and a finely produced record of a neglected treasure, Art for the People is a dramatic demonstration of the power of human hands working together not just to create art, but also to save it.