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Developmentsin
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combined
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in
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i n ~ t i l t l l i o n s .
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lhl:
linilldeclide
of
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c c m u ~ · .
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:In
hilS
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a
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a ~
world.
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errOTU
of
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I:nOnl\m!J
if
diJlo
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onthe
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of
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world
bnct
lIithOl'Crwhelming
socill,l,
ecllllUlnicilnd
enlironmenud
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~ y t t l l ' m a t i c
rl:"\;ew
of
del'clopmenu
in
IhC'
\'i5Ulll
aru
throughoutthe
l\'!l"Cmieth
c e n t u ~ '
comincingly
rC\'t':als
hOll'
political
lIrt
h:as
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expre.
:lion.culting
aCT055
the
~ i i s t i c
ckI"CkJpmenuthatstill
occupy
theattention
of
con\"Cfltional
an
scho1an
and"Tiltn.
Injpircd
~ .
their
predeccsson
of
many
pr"CIi0u5
centul'ics.
~ l C i a I ~ '
ron
1Ci0U5
artisu
of
this
century.
includingsuch
Iliminarie5
iI5"
l\ithl:I\ollwitz.
Ben
Shahn,
Diego
RiI'Cra.
Ed"lIrd
Nenhol7_
Leon
Golub.
Hans
H:aac:kc
and
Barbara
N-ul{er.hal't'fundamentallybro<tdened
and
deepened
the
scope
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lisualsocialcommentary.
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embr<ilcing
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polilkal
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noo<lile
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and
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