Pracitcally everyone recognizes the Campbell's Tomato Soup Can images by Andy Warhol that have come to define American Pop Art. Less well known, but equally intriguing, is another part of Warhol's Campbell's oeuvre: the Campbell's soup boxes, which he made during the mid-1980s using paint, silkscreen, and drawing to render these boxes in his inimitable style. Warhol, whose fascination with advertising and consumerism was born of his early career as a commercial artist, took as his inspiration the endlessly replicated images of modern branding, and thus helped to create and define the major art movement of recent decades. This volume, with an essay tracing Warhol's history with Campbell's, reproduces more than 60 of Warhol's Campbell's Soup Box pieces, and as such, adds to the growing documentation of this towering presence in 20th-century art.
THE VIEW FROM HERE is a rich, compelling testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. Frieda Bermans clear, honest story illustrates the Jewish immigrant experience, from escaping the pogroms of Russia in 1920 to fl eeing the persecution of the Nazis in Romania, to discovering love and building a home in a New Jersey suburb. Frieda bravely examines her fears, sadness and regrets with infectious candor. Frieda Berman offers us an important historical perspective on the struggles and triumphs of women from her generation. It gave me even more appreciation for the choices and options we have available today, while giving me fi rsthand insight into the diffi culties the women of yesterday faced and the strength and courage they needed to survive. - Robyn Hatcher What happens when the curtain of words daughter, wife, mother, grandmother is pulled back and the woman is revealed? Describing fl eeing pogroms and Nazis as a child, to living on her own for the fi rst time at age eighty-fi ve, THE VIEW FROM HERE tells the story of courage and determination to live and love in the face of crisis and loss. In the cracks of the hard life so many immigrants faced in America, Frieda recognizes the poetry around us makes the day and the days stack up to make a life. -C.O. Moed Joyce McKee is a freelance screenwriter who lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.
Border Matters locates the study of Chicano culture in a broad social context. José Saldívar examines issues of representation and expression in a diverse, exciting assortment of texts—corridos, novels, poems, short stories, punk and hip-hop music, ethnography, paintings, performance, art, and essays. Saldívar provides a sophisticated model for a new kind of U.S. cultural studies, one that challenges the homogeneity of U.S. nationalism and popular culture by foregrounding the contemporary experiences and historical circumstances facing Chicanos and Chicanas. This intellectually adventurous, politically engaged study applies borderlands and diaspora theory to Chicano cultural practices in a way that permanently changes our understanding of both the Chicano experience and the meaning of cultural theory. Defying national (and nationalistic) paradigms of culture, Saldívar argues that the culture of the borderlands is trans-national, constituting a social space in which new relations, hybrid cultures, and multi-voiced aesthetics are negotiated. Saldívar's critical readings treat culture as a social force and reveal the presence of social contexts within cultural texts. Border Matters maps out a new terrain for the study of culture, reshaping the way we understand migration, national identity, and intellectual inquiry itself.