An exciting new entry in Howard Zinn’s New Press People’s History Series, A People’s Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough and tumble ferment of politics, social struggles, and the fight for justice, from the colonial era through the present day—stylishly illustrated with over 100 examples of American political artwork.
Interweaving history and art history, author and radical artist Nicolas Lampert combines historical sweep with detailed examinations of individual artists and works, in a politically-charged narrative that spans the conquest of the Americas; the American Revolution; slavery and abolition; western expansion; the suffragette movement and feminism; civil rights movements; anti-war protests; environmental movements; GLBT movements; the anti-globalization movement; and the present antiwar movement.
About the Author
Nicolas Lampert is an interdisciplinary artist and author best known for his collage art—the machine-animal” series, the meatscape” series, and numerous images that address political and environmental issues. His art work has been included in the museum shows at the MASS MoCA; and is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (Los Angeles.) Lampert was co-editor of Peace Signs: the Anti-War Movement Illustrated (Gustavo Gili / Edition Olms 2004). As a curator, he co-organized the group art show, Drawing Resistance a traveling political art show. He teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts.