Stan Douglas : Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971

Alberro, Alexander and Alter, Nora M. and Douglas, Stan and Guilbaut, Serge and Lütticken, Sven and Proudfoot, Jesse. Stan Douglas : Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971. Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2011.

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Abstract (English)

" Stan Douglas's Abbott & Cordova, 7 AUgust 1971 is a 30 x 50-foot translucent photo mural on tempered glass installed int he atrium of the Woodward's complex in the Gastown district of Vancouver. The photo depicts an actual violent confrontation between police and the city's counterculture in what came to be known as the Gastown Riot, during which uniformed and undercover police officers attacked a peaceful "smoke-in" protest organized to oppose what was regarded as police harassment of the counterculture. This book takes the riot, and Douglas' work, as points of departure to discuss the legacy and implications of this tumultuous time, not only for Vancouver but for all urban centres where dissent and conflict based on class, lifestyle, or other issues arise, and where the role of authorities is contested through public demonstrations" -- p.[4] of cover.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Alberro, Alexander (Author); Alter, Nora M. (Author); Douglas, Stan (Author); Guilbaut, Serge (Author); Lütticken, Sven (Author); Proudfoot, Jesse (Author)
Dossier: 410 - DOUGLAS, STAN
Collation: 111 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9781551524139
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press
Artists: Douglas, Stan
Copyright Statement: Images : Stan Douglas unless otherwise stated ; essays : by the contributors.

Includes biographical notes and index.
Issued also in electronic format.

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