"As usual, Roger Kennedy has hit the nail on the head with this remarkably clear look at the art that came out of one of our darkest hours, an art that not only expressed the struggle, but now stands for much of how we understand it."
- Ken Burns
"Oh, what a gorgeous and informative new book by Roger Kennedy: When Art Worked: The New Deal, Art, and Democracy
---just out from Rizzoli. The WPA made infrastructure and made art, and made them together, and revived America. Roger has the inside story as no one else could. Inspiring stuff at every level. A true long-now book. Its bright red cover calls for a Christmas tree to put over it."
- Stewart Brand, Founder of The Whole Earth Catalog
About the Author
Roger G. Kennedy is a former director of the National Park Service and director emeritus of the National Museum of American History. He has written numerous books and articles on the history and architecture of the United States.
David Larkin is an editor, designer, and authority on vernacular styles. His previous Rizzoli books include American Masterworks, Farmhouse, Barn
, and American Home