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If all of the murals of New York City were under one roof, it would be the greatest collection of populist art in America. MURALS OF NEW YORK CITY is the first book to curate over thirty of the most important, influential, and impressive murals found within all five boroughs. The murals featured in this volume act as both an artistic and cultural guide to New York and its citizens over the past 100+ years—from the Victorian sensibilities of the 1900’s, to the New Deal outlook of the WPA-commissioned artworks, to the graffiti-inflected art of Keith Haring and Barry McGee. The book enlightens readers with the lively back stories of those who commissioned and created these murals, and documents the works through extensive original photography that shows both the murals in context, and with details that highlight the artistic hand of the muralists.
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"Whether it is cocktails at the Carlyle, taking in a show at Lincoln Center, or flying out of LaGuardia Airport's venerable Marine Air Terminal, uptown to downtown to the outer boroughs, the art created for the walls and ceilings of New York's City's bars, hotels, offices government buildings, and schools have themselves created the identities of the spaces they live in. Murals of New York City is the first book to curate more than thirty of the most important, influential, and impressive murals found within all five boroughs. Full-color photographs of works such as Paul César Helleu's Sky Ceiling on Grand Central Terminal's ceiling, José María Sert's and Frank Brangwyn's Rockefeller Center murals, and work by such artists as Chagall, Haring, Lichtenstein, Parrish, and more are accompanied by informative and historical commentary"--Provided by publisher.
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