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Linden, Diana L.

Works: 13 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 1,727 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND237.S465, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Diana L Linden
Common man, mythic vision : the paintings of Ben Shahn by Susan Chevlowe( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) has long been renowned for his Social Realist paintings of Depression-era America. Equally striking, however, are Shahn's extraordinary later works, which reveal a more introspective style as well as the evolution of a new allegorical and mythical pictorial language. This book combines beautiful reproductions of Shahn's art with essays by leading experts on his life and career to present a survey of his powerful and engaging mature style. The volume is published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, to commemorate the centenary of Shahn's birth
The social and the real : political art of the 1930s in the western hemisphere( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1930s, American artists, such as Ben Shahn, developed a mode of representation generally known as Social Realism. Presenting an assessment of Social Realism, this book contends that the radical, 'realistic' art of the Americas during the 1930s was shaped as much by hemispheric exchange as by emulation of the European avant-garde
Ben Shahn's New Deal murals : Jewish identity in the American scene by Diana L Linden( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lithuanian-born artist Ben Shahn learned fresco painting as an assistant to Diego Rivera in the 1930s and created his own visually powerful, technically sophisticated, and stylistically innovative artworks as part of the New Deal Arts Project's national mural program. In Ben Shahn's New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in the American Scene author Diana L. Linden demonstrates that Shahn mined his Jewish heritage and left-leaning politics for his style and subject matter, offering insight into his murals' creation and their sometimes complicated reception by officials, the public, and the press."--Publisher's website
Jewish New York : the remarkable story of a city and a people by Deborah Dash Moore( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the acclaimed multi-volume series, City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, Jewish New York reveals the multifaceted world of one of the city's most important ethnic and religious groups. Spanning three centuries, Jewish New York traces the earliest arrival of Jews in New Amsterdam to the recent immigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union. Jewish immigrants transformed New York. They built its clothing industry and constructed huge swaths of apartment buildings. New York Jews helped to make the city the center of the nation's publishing industry and shaped popular culture in music, theater, and the arts. With a strong sense of social justice, a dedication to civil rights and civil liberties, and a belief in the duty of government to provide social welfare for all its citizens, New York Jews influenced the city, state, and nation with a new wave of social activism. In turn, New York transformed Judaism and stimulated religious pluralism, Jewish denominationalism, and contemporary feminism. The city's neighborhoods hosted unbelievably diverse types of Jews, from Communists to Hasidim. Jewish New York not only describes Jews' many positive influences on New York, but also exposes the group's struggles with poverty and anti-Semitism. These injustices reinforced an exemplary commitment to remaking New York into a model multiethnic, multiracial, and multireligious world city."--Publisher's description
The New Deal murals of Ben Shahn : the intersection of Jewish identity, social reform, and government patronage by Diana L Linden( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three questions motivate this study of Shahn's murals. These questions are about Jewish identity, social reform, and government patronage. How did Jewish identity relate to the subject matter of Shahn's murals, and the contemporary Jewish American experience? Which particular issues of social reform did Shahn present in his murals and how did these relate to New Deal initiatives? How did the procedures, opportunities, and policies of government art patronage intersect (encourage, censor, modify, or parallel) with Shahn's message of social reform and Jewish identity? What was the Jewish ethnic and sociopolitical content within Shahn's murals and how did he negotiate these messages within the New Deal art projects? This work locates these answers within the sociopolitical terrain of the 1930s and early 1940s to establish how Shahn's narratives express the particular situation of American Jews between the wars
Haven of liberty : New York Jews in the new world, 1654-1865 by Howard B Rock( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1 of a three part series, Deborah Dash Moore, general editor
Realism and surrealism : social visions in American art by Diana L Linden( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Shahn's Contemporary American Sculpture, 1940 by Ben Shahn( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marginalia : Rochelle Rubinstein by Diana L Linden( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ben Shahn, the Four Freedoms, and the SS St. Louis by Diana L Linden( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explores the influence of the international events of 1939 on the Four Freedoms mural proposals submitted by Ben Shahn that same year for a project in the St. Louis Post Office. Although his proposals were not chosen for that project, ideas from them were later incorporated into his mural The Four Freedoms at the Woodhaven Branch Post Office, Queens, New York
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Common man, mythic vision : the paintings of Ben Shahn
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The social and the real : political art of the 1930s in the western hemisphere