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Essays on the blurring of art and life

Author: Allan Kaprow; Jeff Kelley
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Expanded paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Known as the father of Happenings and Performance Art, Allan Kaprow is also a sagacious teacher, a historian, a storyteller, and, as demonstrated in this volume, one of the most perceptive and articulate cultural critics of this era. Art for Kaprow is not mere formal structure but a particpatory and interactive experience of life - Peter Selz" - back cover.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Kaprow; Jeff Kelley
ISBN: 0520240790 9780520240797
OCLC Number: 1058026234
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface to the expanded edition: On the way to un-art --
THE FIFTIES --
The legacy of Jackson Pollock (1958) --
Notes on the creation of a Total Art (1958) --
THE SIXTIES --
Happenings in the New York scene (1961) --
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) --
Pinpointing Happenings (1967) --
The shape of the art environment (1968) --
THE SEVENTIES --
The education of the un-artist, part I (1971) --
The education of the un-artist, Part II (1972) --
Doctor MD (1973) --
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 (1979) --
THE EIGHTIES --
The real experiment (1983) --
Art which can't be art (1986) --
Right living (1987) --
THE NINETIES --
The meaning of life (1990) --
Maestro Maciunas (1996) --
Just doing (1997).
Responsibility: Allan Kaprow ; edited by Jeff Kelley.
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"Known as the father of Happenings and Performance Art, Allan Kaprow is also a sagacious teacher, a historian, a storyteller, and, as demonstrated in this volume, one of the most perceptive and articulate cultural critics of this era. Art for Kaprow is not mere formal structure but a particpatory and interactive experience of life - Peter Selz" - back cover.

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