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Books in the LAVC Library
Signs from the Heart: California Chicano Murals by "Over the past twenty-five years, Chicano artists have made a unique contribution to public art in California, transforming thousands of walls into colorful artworks that express the dreams, achievements, aspirations, and cultural identity of the Mexican-American community. [This book] tells the inside story of this new and important American art form in four interpretive essays by noted Chicano scholars about its historical, artistic, and educational significance." (Amazon.com)
Call Number: ND2635 .C2 S56 1993
Toward a People's Art: The Contemporary Mural Movement by "The classic account of the U.S. mural movement in the 1960s-70s, with new essays that place the book in the context of the cultural struggles of the time, and record the continuing commitment into the 1990s." (Amazon.com)
Call Number: ND2608 .C63 1977
Graffiti L. A.: Street Styles and Art by "Graffiti L.A. provides a comprehensive and visual history of graffiti in Los Angeles, as well as an in-depth examination of the myriad styles and techniques used by writers today. Complementing the main text, interviews with L.A.’s most prolific and infamous writers provide insight into the lives of these fugitive artists." (Amazon.com)
Call Number: ND2638 .L67 G76 2006
Chicano Graffiti and Murals: The Neighborhood Art of Peter Quezada by "Highlighting the interplay of contemporary life, mass-media images that confront the public, and the use of physical space in the city landscape, Chicano Graffiti and Murals shows how such art as Quezada’s has become the signature of modern urban culture." (Amazon.com)
Call Number: ND237 .Q44 K54 1995
Art/Murals of Kent Twitchell
Official website of Kent Twitchell, the artist behind Valley College's "Freeway Lady" mural.
Art/Murals of Judy Baca
Official website of Judy Baca, the artist behind the "Great Wall of Los Angeles" mural, located adjacent to Valley College.
Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles
Non-profit organization dedicated to restoring, preserving and documenting the murals of Los Angeles. Extensive database of LA's murals; guided mural tours offered on a regular basis.
Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
Official website of SPARC, a non-profit community arts center that hosts exhibitions, sponsors workshops and murals, and lobbies for the preservation of LA area murals and other works of public art.
The Great Wall of Los Angeles (Judy Baca)
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