Thursday, May 28, 2020

Alle Kunstler: War--Revolution--Weimar : German Expressionist Prints, Posters, and Periodicals from the Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation -- SDSU Press

 SDSU Press Presents

By Ida Katherine Rigby

Rigby's Book Cover
Art historian Ida Katherine Rigby's Alle Künstler! War, Revolution, Weimar: German Expressionist Prints, Drawings, Posters, and Periodicals allows readers to experience the anguish, frustration, and desperate experimentation which characterized German society in the wake of its bitter defeat in World War I. This cultural tumult (and ensuing aesthetic revolution) are nowhere more apparent than in the graphic posters, prints, and book/periodical illustrations produced by German Expressionist artists who joined the effort to reshape society between 1918 and 1922. In a bracing and profusely illustrated study, Rigby analyzes these artists' attempts to integrate art into the movement for social reform, and their eventual disillusioned withdrawal into realism. Although such well known artists as Kàuathe Kollwitz, George Grosz, and Otto Dix are given full consideration, an important feature of this book is the attention it pays to the minor figures who, many argue, were the most characteristic representatives of the Expressionist movement.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Back in Print: Tijuana: History of a Mexican Metropolis

Now on sale for $7 off the cover price: Back in print--a classic study of Tijuana from SDSU Press ... more info and purchase here: More info: Tijuana: History of a Mexican Metropolis by T. D. Proffitt, III ISBN: 0-916304-90-6 Paper / $34.50 1994

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Men Underground: Working Conditions of British Coal Miners Since Nationalization -- San Diego State University Press

(Social Science Monograph Series, Vol. 1 - Number 4)

Paperback: 155 pages 
Language: English

Book Description:
Take a deeper look into the book
Clinton E. Jencks' "Men Underground: Working Conditions of British Coal Miners Since Nationalization" offers an analysis of wages, working conditions, and human relations in British coal mines before and after public ownership was established in 1947. Presented in a non-technical style, the text is accessible to the general reader. It is amply augmented with supplements which include photographs, charts, and tables of statistics on wages. An extensive bibliography on sources and collateral references is included. "Men Underground" is a valuable work for libraries with research collections in the social sciences, as well as for those interested in miners, labor relations, or the controversy over public and private ownership. Originally published in 1969.

Jenecks from the movie, "Salt of the Earth"
About the Author:
Clinton Jencks, (March 1, 1918 – December 15, 2005), was a lifelong activist in labor and social justice causes, most famous for union organizing among New Mexico's miners, acting in the 1954 film Salt of the Earth (where he portrayed "Frank Barnes", a character based on himself), and enduring years of government prosecution for allegedly falsifying a Taft-Hartley non-communist affidavit. Jencks' years in New Mexico were marked by an upsurge of local Chicano labor activism at the same time that left-wing unions were withstanding employer offensives, and anticommunist legislation. Jencks helped consolidate a Chicano leadership of Mine-Mill Local 890...