Stan Douglas: Abbott and Cordova, 7 August 1971

This is an art book on the politics of urban conflict based around artist Stan Douglas’ stunning photo installation of the same name, depicting a violent confrontation in 1971 between police and Vancouver’s counterculture known as the Gastown Riot. The book, which features essays by Alexander Alberro, Serge Guilbaut, and others, addresses various issues raised by Douglas’ work, including the suppression and assimilation of the counterculture. It also includes other works from Douglas’ Crowds and Riots series.

Text: Alberro Alexander, Lütticken Sven et al. pp. 224; hardcover. Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 2011.

ISBN: 9781551524139| 1551524139

ID: 13573

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This is an art book on the politics of urban conflict based around artist Stan Douglas’ stunning photo installation of the same name, depicting a violent confrontation in 1971 between police and Vancouver’s counterculture known as the Gastown Riot. The book, which features essays by Alexander Alberro, Serge Guilbaut, and others, addresses various issues raised by Douglas’ work, including the suppression and assimilation of the counterculture. It also includes other works from Douglas’ Crowds and Riots series.

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