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Hot Off the Press: Prints Politics (Tamarind Papers)

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Pages: 139

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:9/1994 - Univ of New Mexico Pr

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For years, "The Tamarind Papers" has provided a forum for the examination of issues related to printmaking. This collection of essays by printers, artists, curators, and historians, the first issue of "The Tamrind Papers" to be produced in book form, focuses on issues surrounding the interaction of the printmaker with the political realities of society The New Deal, with its WPA art projects, was a golden age for lithographic printmakers. In this collection are found a tribute to Gustave von Groschwitz, a central figure in the federal Graphhic Arts Division of the WPA in New York: an essay on the imagery in the 1936 calendar of the American League Against War and Fascism: and an essay on and checklist of the prints of Robert Gwathmey, active in the Philadelphia WPA project and concerned with conditions of African Americans in the South. Included with this volume is an original lithograph by Eric Avery. In addition, there are interviews with Eric Avery and Patrick Nagatani, both artists concerned with current social issues, an overview of the evolution of social awarenss in nineteenth-century French prints, and articles by two Tamarind Master Printers on a new technique known as waterless lithography.  

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