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To life! : eco art in pursuit of a sustainable planet

Author: Linda Weintraub
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z, presenting a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns, from Ant Farm's anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkow's 2007 animation that anticipates the havoc wreaked upon the planet by global warming. This text is the first international survey of twentieth and twenty-first-century  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Weintraub
ISBN: 9780520273627 0520273621 9780520273610 0520273613
OCLC Number: 788263529
Notes: "Ahmanson-Murphy fine arts imprint."
Description: xxxv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Art genres --
Art strategies --
Eco issues --
Eco approaches --
Art: artistic infrastructure. Introduction --
Eco art is --
Eco art is not --
Eco: ecological operatives. Introduction --
Eco art themes --
Eco art aesthetics --
Eco art materials --
Twentieth-century eco art pioneers. Ant Farm (USA) : conspicuous consumption --
Herbert Bayer (Austria) : watershed management and beautification --
Joseph Beuys (Germany) : energy generation as social sculpture --
Hans Haacke (Germany) : ecological/political/cultural systems --
Helen and Newton Harrison (USA) : strategies to sustain life --
Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austria) : built environments as living systems --
Allan Kaprow (USA) : performing a river --
Frans Krajcberg (Poland) : integral naturalism --
Mario Merz (Italy) : template of life and dynamism --
Carolee Schneemann (USA) : primal immersions --
Bonnie Ora Sherk (USA) : urban oasis --
Alan Sonfist (USA) : preservation of living systems --
Mierle Laderman Ukeles (USA) : honoring maintenance --
Twenty-first-century eco art explorers. Brandon Ballengée (USA) : species reclamation --
The Beehive Design Collective (USA) : the true cost of coal --
Mel Chin (USA) : soil remediation --
Chu Yun (China) : planned obsolescence --
Critical Art Ensemble (USA) : contestational biology --
Fernando García-Dory (Spain) : neo-pastoralism --
Bright Ugochukwu Eke (Nigeria) : acid rain check --
Nicole Fournier (Canada) : poly agriculture --
Amy Franceschini (USA) : do-it-yourself energy generation --
Gelitin (Austria) : one with nature --
Andy Goldsworthy (UK) : anthropocentric/ecocentric beauty --
Andy Gracie (UK) : bioelectronics --
Tue Greenfort (Denmark) : salvation through conservation --
Terike Haapoja (Finland) : cross-species affinity --
HeHe (UK and Germany) : air pollutants --
Natalie Jeremijenko (Australia) : citizen ecologists --
Yun-Fei Ji (China) : failings of an engineering triumph --
Eduardo Kac (Brazil) : painting with life --
Jae Rhim Lee (South Korea) : cultivating the human body --
Maya Lin (USA) : the sixth extinction --
Michael Mandiberg (USA) : tactical media campaign --
Viet Ngo (Vietnam) : corporate-scale eco art --
Marjetica Potrč (Slovenia) : DIY renewal for slums and condos --
Red Earth (UK) : deep time --
Pedro Reyes (Mexico) : pistols into spades --
Tomás Saraceno (Argentina) : sun/wind/flower power --
Simon Starling (UK) : energy foibles and follies --
Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger (Switzerland) : twin perils--excess and scarcity --
Tavares Strachan (Bahamas) : prepping for global warming --
SUPERFLEX (Denmark) : toolbox for social justice --
Reverend Billy Talen (USA) : stop shopping gospel --
Tissue Culture & Art Project (Finland and UK) : victimless leather and meat --
Lily Yeh (China) : holistic healing and renewal --
Marina Zurkow (USA) : turf wars and global warming.
Series Title: Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint.
Responsibility: Linda Weintraub.
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