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ART AGAINST THE ODDS : FROM
SLAVE QUILTS TO PRISON PAINTINGS
New York : Crown, 2004.
IL 5-8, RL 6.4
is a celebration of outsider art. As the name implies, it refers
to artwork created by outsiders -- criminals, spiritualists, psychiatric
patients, and even contemporary folk artists. The art in this book
has been produced by slaves, concentration camp prisoners, internment camp
detainees, ghetto students, and more. The art is frank and bold.
The author believes that under inhumane conditions, people turn to art
to protect their humanity.
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