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Art and China's Revolution

Bringing together more than 200 extraordinary artworks, including oil paintings, ink scroll paintings, artist sketchbooks, posters & objects from daily life, as well as primary documentation that has not been published, this invaluable volume sheds new light on one of the most controversial and critical periods in history.

This fascinating book is the first to focus on artwork produced from the 1950s to the 1970s. Previously, historians have tended to dismiss the art of the Cultural Revolution as pure propaganda. Recent assessments point to the aesthetic sophistication, diversity, and accessibility of much of the imagery.

Illus., 150 color/50 b&w. 280pp.