- Paperback: 520 pages
- Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (April 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0226305996
- ISBN-13: 978-0226305998
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.3 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,009,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Guide to Chicago's Murals Paperback – April 1, 2001
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The largest body of federally commissioned New Deal artwork was done in the Windy City. Examples are found everywhere, from the dining rooms of exclusive clubs to the walls of the city's viaducts. There's no denying that some very good books on Chicago's mural tradition are already available, but Gray (coauthor, A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture) offers the first comprehensive history. This book includes information on nearly 700 murals, some of the earliest dating from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the latest being a 2001 mosaic. Functioning as a handy guidebook as well as an art history survey, this work is divided into five broad geographical sections that also include suburban sites in the Chicago area. Each mural is illustrated in full color, and the accompanying text includes its date, address, a brief description, and of course the name of the artist. In addition, the book's index is thorough enough to help the reader find a given piece by artist or location. Other features are biographical sketches of more than 150 artists, a list of public schools with extant murals, a glossary, and an illustrated section that lists lost murals. Highly recommended for all art and public libraries. Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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With full-color illustrations of nearly two hundred Chicago murals and accompanying entries that describe their history--who commissioned them and why, how artists collaborated with architects, the subjects of the murals and their contexts--A Guide to Chicago's Murals serves both a general and a specific audience. Divided into easy-to-read geographical sections with useful maps for walking tours, it is the perfect companion for tourists or Chicagoans interested in coming to know better this aspect of the city's history. Gray also provides crucial information on lesser-known artists and on murals that have been destroyed over the years, filling a gap in the visual record of the city's development.
Gray also includes biographies of more than 150 artists and a glossary of key terms, making A Guide to Chicago's Murals essential reading for mural viewing. From post offices to libraries, fieldhouses to banks, and private clubs to street corners, Mary Gray chronicles the amazing works of artists who have sought to make public declarations in this most social of art forms.
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