Description - Queer!?: Visual Arts in Europe by Evert van Straaten
Fifty years ago, in 1969, non-heterosexual residents of Amsterdam and New York took to the streets to campaign for their sexual, social, and legal rights. That year marked the start of the development of gay rights all over the world, which in many countries has now culminated in the introduction of same-sex marriage. Since the 1960s, artists all over the world have regularly taken homosexuality as the subject of their work, in a range of different ways. Queer in Art is the first book to place the development of this art in a broad European context. The book focuses on male homosexuality and queer performances, and offers a chronological look at the past five decades. SELLING POINTS: A study of homosexuality in art over the last five decades Examines the work of approximately 140 artists from Europe 250 colour images
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