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The Resource David's sling : a history of democracy in ten works of art, by Victoria C. Gardner Coates

David's sling : a history of democracy in ten works of art, by Victoria C. Gardner Coates

Label
David's sling : a history of democracy in ten works of art
Title
David's sling
Title remainder
a history of democracy in ten works of art
Statement of responsibility
by Victoria C. Gardner Coates
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal of works from the Parthenon to Michelangelo's David to Picasso's Guernica, histories of both art and democracy have ignored this phenomenon. Millions have admired the works of art covered in this book but relatively few know why they were commissioned, what was happening in the culture that produced them, and what they were meant to achieve. Even scholars who have worked on these objects for decades often miss the big picture as these objects have been traditionally studied in isolation. The goal of this book is to integrate the pursuits of creative excellence and human freedom on the grounds that this synthetic approach will bring a fresh, new perspective into both lines of inquiry. David's Sling places into context ten canonical works of art executed to commemorate the successes of free societies that exerted political and economic influence far beyond what might have been expected of them. The book thus fuses political and art history with a judiciously-applied dose of creative reconstruction to craft a lively narrative around each key work ofart and the free system that inspired it. David's Sling tells their story"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gardner Coates, Victoria C
Dewey number
321.809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.G3545 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Art
  • Masterpiece, Artistic
Label
David's sling : a history of democracy in ten works of art, by Victoria C. Gardner Coates
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781594037214
Lccn
2014001929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(DLC)BK0013811757
Label
David's sling : a history of democracy in ten works of art, by Victoria C. Gardner Coates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781594037214
Lccn
2014001929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(DLC)BK0013811757

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