¡Printing the Revolution!: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
¡Printing the Revolution!: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
Claudia E. Zapata, Tatiana Reinoza, Terezita Romo

Edited by E. Carmen Ramos


The 1960s witnessed the rise of the Chicano civil rights movement, or El Movimiento, and marked a new way of being a person of Mexican descent in the United States. To call oneself Chicano―a formerly derogatory term―became a political and cultural statement, and Chicano graphic artists asserted this identity through their printmaking and activism. ¡Printing the Revolution! explores the remarkable legacy of Chicano graphic arts relative to major social movements, the way these artists and their cross-cultural collaborators advanced printmaking methods, and the medium's unique role in shaping critical debates about U.S. identity and history.

From satire and portraiture to politicized pop, this volume examines how artists created visually captivating graphics that catalyzed audiences. Posters and prints announced labor strikes and cultural events, highlighted the plight of political prisoners, schooled viewers in Third World liberation movements, and, most significantly, challenged the invisibility of Mexican Americans in U.S. society. While screen printing was the dominant mode of printmaking during the civil rights era, this book considers how artists have embraced a wide range of techniques and strategies, from installation art to shareable digital graphics. This book shows how artists have used and continue to use graphic arts as a means to engage the public, address social justice concerns, and wrestle with shifting notions of the term Chicano.

Lavishly illustrated and featuring three double gatefolds, ¡Printing the Revolution! presents a vibrant look at the past, present, and future of an essential aspect of Chicano art.

Title ¡Printing the Revolution!: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
Authors Claudia E. Zapata, Tatiana Reinoza, Terezita Romo
Edited by E. Carmen Ramos
Publisher Princeton University Press
Title First Published 01 December 2020
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0691210802
ISBN-13 9780691210803
Publication Date 01 December 2020
Weight 64 oz.
 


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