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Author Veronico, Nick, 1961- author.

Title Depression-era murals of the Bay Area / Nicholas A. Veronico, Gina F. Morello, Brett A. Casadonte, and Gilda Collins.

Publication Info. Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    751.7309 VER    Available
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Description 95 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
still image rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 95).
Summary The San Francisco Bay Area's art community was thriving until the Great Depression strangled commerce in the 1930s. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal art programs brought relief to many talented but financially strapped artists. Their legacy, and that of the New Deal, adorns the walls and halls of many public spaces throughout the region. Murals cover the lobbies of the Coit Memorial Tower, the Beach Chalet, and the Aquatic Park Bathhouse (today's San Francisco Maritime Museum) and decorate many public schools and post offices. Today, almost all of this wonderful art can be viewed by the public, free of charge.
Contents The impressive Coit Tower -- Beach Chalet -- Aquatic Park -- Diego Rivera's Pan American Unity -- Mission and George Washington High Schools -- Rincon Center -- Around the Bay -- Additional selected murals.
Subject Mural painting and decoration, American -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- 20th century.
Government aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Morello, Gina F, author.
Casadonte, Brett A, author.
ISBN 9781467131445

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