The Resource Essays on the blurring of art and life, Allan Kaprow ; edited by Jeff Kelley

Essays on the blurring of art and life, Allan Kaprow ; edited by Jeff Kelley

Label
Essays on the blurring of art and life
Title
Essays on the blurring of art and life
Statement of responsibility
Allan Kaprow ; edited by Jeff Kelley
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Allan Kaprow is among the most influential figures in contemporary American art. Famous for creating Happenings in the 1950s, he is also known for having written and published some of the most thoughtful, provocative, and influential essays of his generation. From his first major writing, "The Legacy of Jackson Pollock" (1958), to his recent essay "The Meaning of Life" (1990), Kaprow has conducted a sustained philosophical inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life, and thus into the nature of meaning itself. Significantly, he has done so during a time of epochal change in technology, communications, and the arts. From the modernist avant-garde of the 1950s to fin-de-siecle postmodernism, from the early days of television to the laptop computer, Kaprow has written about - and from within - the shifting, blurring boundaries of genre, media, culture, and experience. In these essays, he philosophizes about the way we define a work of art and its relationship to life. He not only charts the course of his own development as an artist but also comments on contemporaneous developments in the arts. Because he is an experimental artist whose work is "lifelike" rather than "artlike"--More like brushing teeth than sculpting stone - Kaprow's essays are instrumental to his practice and may be regarded as notes in the margins of his career. Indeed, given the relative absence of conventional forms of art (paintings, sculpture) from that career, the essays may constitute Kaprow's most accessible and enduring works. Until now, the twenty-three essays in this book have been scattered through the art press over three decades. Edited and introduced by critic Jeff Kelley, these essays bring into crisp focus the thinking of one of the most important living artists
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Kaprow, Allan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX504
LC item number
.K36 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kelley, Jeff
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  • Arts, American
  • Arts américains
  • Arts américains
  • Arts, American
  • Kunstbeschouwing
  • Performances
Label
Essays on the blurring of art and life, Allan Kaprow ; edited by Jeff Kelley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Impurity
  • (1963)
  • The artist as a man of the world
  • (1964)
  • The happenings are dead : Long live the happenings!
  • (1966)
  • Experimental art
  • (1966)
  • Manifesto
  • (1966)
  • Part I. The fifties
  • Pinpointing happenings
  • (1967)
  • The shape of the art environment
  • (1968)
  • Part III. The seventies
  • The education of the un-artist,
  • Part I (1971)
  • The education of the un-artist, Part II (1972)
  • Doctor MD
  • (1973)
  • The legacy of Jackson Pollock
  • The education of the un-artist, Part III (1974)
  • Video art : old wine, new bottle
  • (1974)
  • Formalism : flogging a dead horse
  • (1974)
  • Nontheatrical performance
  • (1976)
  • Participation performance
  • (1977)
  • Performing life
  • (1958)
  • (1979)
  • Part IV. The eighties
  • The real experiment
  • (1983)
  • Art which can't be art
  • (1986)--
  • Right living
  • (1987)
  • Part V. The nineties
  • The meaning of life
  • Notes on the creation of a total art
  • (1990)
  • (1958)
  • Part II. The sixties
  • Happenings in the New York scene
  • (1961)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780520205628
Lccn
93018080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27383157
Label
Essays on the blurring of art and life, Allan Kaprow ; edited by Jeff Kelley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Impurity
  • (1963)
  • The artist as a man of the world
  • (1964)
  • The happenings are dead : Long live the happenings!
  • (1966)
  • Experimental art
  • (1966)
  • Manifesto
  • (1966)
  • Part I. The fifties
  • Pinpointing happenings
  • (1967)
  • The shape of the art environment
  • (1968)
  • Part III. The seventies
  • The education of the un-artist,
  • Part I (1971)
  • The education of the un-artist, Part II (1972)
  • Doctor MD
  • (1973)
  • The legacy of Jackson Pollock
  • The education of the un-artist, Part III (1974)
  • Video art : old wine, new bottle
  • (1974)
  • Formalism : flogging a dead horse
  • (1974)
  • Nontheatrical performance
  • (1976)
  • Participation performance
  • (1977)
  • Performing life
  • (1958)
  • (1979)
  • Part IV. The eighties
  • The real experiment
  • (1983)
  • Art which can't be art
  • (1986)--
  • Right living
  • (1987)
  • Part V. The nineties
  • The meaning of life
  • Notes on the creation of a total art
  • (1990)
  • (1958)
  • Part II. The sixties
  • Happenings in the New York scene
  • (1961)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780520205628
Lccn
93018080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27383157

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