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Description - Diego Rivera by Linda Bank Downs

Early in the Depression, Diego Rivera was commissioned by Edsel Ford to create a series of murals in the gallery of the Detroit Institute of Arts, giant frescos whose theme would be America's industrial might. This volume studies the astonishing results and gives us a remarkably close look at Diego and his wife, Frida Kahlo. Rivera's Detroit Industry murals are one of this country's greatest treasures. In addition to providing full coverage and analysis of the murals, this volume includes chapters on the murals' planning and antecedents, Rivera's working methods (which can be read as a primer on frescos), Diego and Frida's lives for their nine months in Detroit, and the public's dramatic response to the strong socialist/communist themes in the works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393045291
ISBN-10: 0393045293
Format: Hardback
(315mm x 206mm x 25mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Linda Bank Downs

Linda Bank Downs is an expert on Diego Rivera and head of education at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.