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The object of performance : the American avant-garde since 1970

Author: Henry M Sayre
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the development of American avant-garde art, including performance art, environmental art, conceptual art, video, and photo-realism.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry M Sayre
ISBN: 0226735575 9780226735573 9780226735580 0226735583
OCLC Number: 18442402
Description: xvi, 308 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The object of performance --
The rhetoric of the pose: photography and the portrait as performance --
A new person(a): feminism and the art of the seventies --
Tracing dance: collaboration and the new Gesamtkunstwerk --
Three performances: Laurie Anderson, Eleanor Antin, and Carolee Schneemann --
"So much to tell": narrative and the poetics of the vernacular --
Open space: landscape and the postmodern sublime --
Critical performance: the example of Roland Barthes.
Responsibility: Henry M. Sayre.
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Looks at the development of American avant-garde art, including performance art, environmental art, conceptual art, video, and photo-realism.

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