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The Resource It was vulgar & it was beautiful : how AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic, Jack Lowery

It was vulgar & it was beautiful : how AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic, Jack Lowery

Label
It was vulgar & it was beautiful : how AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic
Title
It was vulgar & it was beautiful
Title remainder
how AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic
Statement of responsibility
Jack Lowery
Title variation
  • It was vulgar and it was beautiful
  • How AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By the late 1980s, the AIDS pandemic was deeply impacting gay and lesbian communities in America, and disinformation about the disease was running rampant. Out of the activist group ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), an art collective that called itself Gran Fury was formed, to create graphics and media that campaigned against corporate greed, government inaction, and public indifference to AIDS. In It Was Vulgar and It Was Beautiful, writer Jack Lowery examines Gran Fury's art and activism, from the iconic images like the SILENCE = DEATH graphic and the Kissing Doesn't Kill poster, to the act of dropping thousands of fake bills onto the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Lowery offers a complex, moving portrait of a group that expressed through art the profound trauma of surviving the AIDS crisis and formed essential solidarities between gays and lesbians in the activist community. Gran Fury and ACT UP's strategies are today employed by a variety of activist groups, including survivors of school shootings, harm reduction organizers, and activists for universal healthcare. Their belief in the power of art to create social change and drive political movements is illuminating in this era when violence and unending structural racism continue to target the most vulnerable"--
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Lowery, Jack
Dewey number
362.19697/92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gran Fury (Artists' collective)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS activists
  • Communication in art
  • Art
Target audience
adult
Label
It was vulgar & it was beautiful : how AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic, Jack Lowery
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: another kind of propaganda -- Out of silence -- Off the wall -- Collectivity -- False starts -- Seeing red -- All the news fit to print -- Power tools -- Censurato -- Recognition -- Fallout -- The elegy -- Imperfect endings -- Afterglow -- Epilogue: an actual end
Control code
on1257292838
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 422 pages
Isbn
9781645036586
Lccn
2021031572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1257292838
Label
It was vulgar & it was beautiful : how AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic, Jack Lowery
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: another kind of propaganda -- Out of silence -- Off the wall -- Collectivity -- False starts -- Seeing red -- All the news fit to print -- Power tools -- Censurato -- Recognition -- Fallout -- The elegy -- Imperfect endings -- Afterglow -- Epilogue: an actual end
Control code
on1257292838
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 422 pages
Isbn
9781645036586
Lccn
2021031572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1257292838

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