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CREATIVE REBELLION FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: THE REINVIGORATION OF AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE THROUGH PUBLIC ART

dc.contributor.advisorGlass, James M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBoros, Diana Zsuzsannaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-07T05:41:35Z
dc.date.available2010-10-07T05:41:35Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10803
dc.description.abstractDrawing on the work of Tocqueville, Nietzsche, Camus, and Marcuse, this work argues that there is an urgent political and societal need for greater support of public art projects and better access to these sources of funding. More art in public spaces would revive and animate communal environments, create new relationships between the individual and the public, strengthen feelings of community, and foster the desire to participate in the public. All art creates participatory desire and behavior, but visionary art is how political progress through individual rebellion can be best accessed and articulated. This work defines visionary artistic creation as the union of instinctual creative energies and rational reflection. Mainstream art, despite its aesthetic rearrangements, fails to connect the viewer with questions that will engage them over time. Visionary art, especially the public and social, is needed to seek out and materialize the newest, alternative possibilities for our individual lives, for our societies, and for the political systems under which they abide.en_US
dc.titleCREATIVE REBELLION FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: THE REINVIGORATION OF AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE THROUGH PUBLIC ARTen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGovernment and Politicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPolitical Science, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhilosophyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledArt Criticismen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcivil societyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcreative rebellionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddemocracyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledparticipationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpolitical theoryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpublic arten_US


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