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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... economically than racially consequential, the negligible overlap between Latino and techie demographics means that the possible disappearance of Latino San Francisco is very real. This essay uses the famed murals of the Mission District as the lens through which we can see Latinos’ complex and historical...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 50–57.
Published: 01 September 2016
... dropped from almost 25 percent in 1970 to less than 10 percent in 2010. Perhaps this demographic shift, coupled with the full mural’s removal from public view, has made it difficult to remember that Bearden’s Berkeley originated in a moment of racially charged civic conflict. Bearden’s Berkeley envisions...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... The mid-20th c. architecture and the murals designed by Diego Rivera, entitled “ Agua, Origen de la Vida ,” narrate the journey of water as it flows continuously from the indigenous past and into the modern present. Along the way, Rivera represents water as bridging distinct locations, cultures, and...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 6–9.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Healy, one of the founding fathers of BurnBabyBurn by Vincent Valdez (2009, oil/canvas) Boom0104.indd 8 21/11/11 9:56 AM boom | w i n t E r 2 011 9 LA s Chicano mural movement. In Healy s warehouse stu- dio, Fabian met veteran Chicano artists and recent art-school graduates. He learned to paint and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... became a painter, sculptor, and lawyer, creating a famous mural near People s Park about Berkeley s history of protest. Despite its physical isolation, the Bulb is very much part of the East Bay s greater artistic, political and social history. The style of informal sculpture that studded the Bulb occu...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 June 2016
... ballot known as the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 (Prop. 57), called dangerous by former Governor Pete Wilson. California voters will once more get to decide if they want to continue the reforms now underway. A fragment of one of Alfredo Santos s six murals inside San Quentin s dining...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 104–110.
Published: 01 June 2016
... chapel activities, it also functioned as a theater for the prison s motion picture showings.5 It later became the site of a 120 210 replica mural of Da Vinci s The Last Supper, painted between 1938 and 1939 by Hollywood set designer Ralph Pecor, who served time at Folsom for manslaughter. Today, the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 88–101.
Published: 01 March 2016
... demolishing and rebuilding as Legorreta s Pershing Square did but by adapting what already exists. Metal fences are erected in front of low-slung ranch houses, murals are painted on shop fronts, infor- mal markets crowd sidewalks, and the streets spring to life. We sent photographer David Butow around...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Church, and several murals that celebrate Armenian history or commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1915. Over time, the suburbs of the western San Gabriel Valley became home to Armenians, Japanese, Mexicans, Italian, Serbians, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans. Today recent Asian immigrants and Asian Americans...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
...-dimensional Mondrians. The area is called the Arts District, or the Mural District, and up until a few years ago it was moribund, given up for prematurely dead. Now it is turning into an ambitious example of the new urbanism at work. It is also the starting point for the most culturally and architecturally...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of Guadalupe, is present in churches, and on candles, murals, and tattoos. Lesser-known saints such as San Toribio Romo (the Mexican patron saint for immigrants) and Jesus Malverde (patron saint for drug traffickers, migrants, and the poor) live here, too. Our Lady of La Vang resides in Vietnamese...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 20–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... how down are you? I think in El Monte . . . that s rarely a question. It s more like, BOOM | S PR I NG 2015 25 Oh, you re doing something cool, what are you doing? . . . I just feel like it s open. We can think about doing a mural about whatever we want. It doesn t have to be Zapata or Villa. It...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 71–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... sought to establish a benchmark for its broader historical narrative that led inexorably toward an American empire in the Pacific, which they hoped would run through San Diego. The California Building s architecture and decoration reinforced these notions of progress and empire. Under the dome, murals...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... to see those things as sources of real pride rather than just tourist attractions. B Notes Market Street Railway mural and photographs by Mona Caron. Boom editor Jon Christensen spoke with Alex Steffen at length in person. The transcript of their conversation was then edited and revised by both...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
... libraries, museums, zoos, and park visitors centers. The WPA s Federal Art Project (FAP) commissioned artists to embellish existing and new schools with murals, sculpture, and easel paintings. Some of that artwork such as Jacques Schnier s gigantic relief of Saint George slaying the dragon of ignorance at...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 92–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
... launched yuppie scum into popular culture. Die yuppie scum proliferated in places where gentrification was on the rise it was used in radical newspapers, on T-shirts, in graffiti murals, in comic books, and on bumper stickers. It was even spray-painted on the wall by yuppie-serial killer Patrick...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 78–85.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Chicana/o imaginary In 1996, the Chicano printmaker Malaquias Montoya spoke to a group of studentsat Casa Cuauhte´moc, a theme dorm on the University of California, Davis, campus,where I was a first-year student and resident. Malaquias showed us a photograph of a mural that he had painted in Tijuana for...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
... wealth is not where culture comes from. Megan Wilson, who is one of the Clarion Alley Mural Project artists, got harassed under the sit/lie law that was forced through by people like Gavin Newsom and the more gentrifying supervisors, the law that criminalizes sitting and lying in public. She s a muralist...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
...- fought mural that will soon be losing its face. Meanwhile, the reports flow about realtors knocking on doors in places like the Mission and Bayview Hunter s Point, offering cash buyouts for homes that are not for sale. Even so, another quintessentially San Franciscan story is emerging in the activist...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 54–66.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Valley Stewart Brand Sim Van Der Ryn Jerry Brown dystopia utopia SB375 Google San Francisco Berkeley Wildflower mural in Un miriam greenberg What on Earth Is Sustainable? Toward critical sustainability studies Sustainability is a futuristic, even utopian, project par excellence. As with all...