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Art and the City–Now Available

Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles

Sarah Schrank

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 42 illus.

Cloth  2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4117-4 | $39.95 | ¬£26.00

Art and the CityArt and the City explores the contentious relationship between civic politics and visual culture in Los Angeles. Struggles between civic leaders and modernist artists to define civic identity and control public space highlight the significance of the arts as a site of political contest in the twentieth century.

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