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The Resource They seek a city : Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950, Sarah Kelly Oehler

They seek a city : Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950, Sarah Kelly Oehler

Label
They seek a city : Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950
Title
They seek a city
Title remainder
Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Kelly Oehler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the first half of the 20th century, thousands of newcomers--Eastern European emigres, Mexican immigrants, and Southerners both black and white--flocked to Chicago. These new residents included artists who made significant contributions to the vibrant cultural life of the city. They Seek a City highlights approximately seventy-five paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculptures by such artists as Eldzier Cortor, Archibald Motley, and Morris Topchevsky that reflect the diverse urban social landscape. As these artists sought to navigate their surroundings and establish their identities amid a changing society, they found inspiration in their personal and cultural contexts. Frequently, they focused on the underlying causes of immigration or migration and depicted themes of exile and alienation. Others chose to represent their new surroundings, for better or worse, addressing concerns such as racism, poverty, and social injustice. Artistic styles also varied. Whereas many worked in a figurative mode to better convey social or political messages, modernist art by European immigrants such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy also played a major role"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oehler, Sarah Kelly
Dewey number
704/.0869120977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6535.C5
LC item number
O39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Art Institute of Chicago
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, American
  • Ethnic art
  • Art and society
  • Migration, Internal
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • ART
  • ART
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Art, American
  • Art and society
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Ethnic art
  • Migration, Internal
  • Illinois
  • Art, American
  • Ethnic art
  • Art and society
  • Migration, Internal
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
They seek a city : Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950, Sarah Kelly Oehler
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
"They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910/1950 was published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by the Art Institute of Chicago March 3/June 2, 2013."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
They seek a city: Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950 -- A century of progress: immigration, migration, and the American scene -- Making a home: immigrants and migrants in the new city -- Fluid boundaries: Chicago meets Mexico -- Forging a new path: migration and the art of social change -- The new Bauhaus: design in Chicago
Control code
ocn841201172
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9780300184532
Lccn
2013000471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300184532
  • (OCoLC)841201172
Label
They seek a city : Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950, Sarah Kelly Oehler
Publication
Distribution
Note
"They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910/1950 was published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by the Art Institute of Chicago March 3/June 2, 2013."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
They seek a city: Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950 -- A century of progress: immigration, migration, and the American scene -- Making a home: immigrants and migrants in the new city -- Fluid boundaries: Chicago meets Mexico -- Forging a new path: migration and the art of social change -- The new Bauhaus: design in Chicago
Control code
ocn841201172
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9780300184532
Lccn
2013000471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300184532
  • (OCoLC)841201172

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