Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles
224 pages | 6 x 9 | 42 illus.
Cloth 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4117-4 | $39.95 | £26.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2153-4 | $24.95 | £16.50
"Sarah Schrank's richly detailed Art and the City provides a long-overdue social historical context for the city's much-touted status in recent years as a global art capital. It also refutes the notion that Los Angeles's arts scene emerged ex nihilo in the 1960s. Schrank posits, instead, that decades of reactionary cultural politics–not to mention spatial isolation and sprawl–were among the forces driving the city's artistic ascent."–Journal of American History
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