All About Process: The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic Labor by Kim GrantAll About Process: The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic Labor by Kim Grant

All About Process: The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic Labor

byKim Grant

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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In recent years, many prominent and successful artists have claimed that their primary concern is not the artwork they produce but the artistic process itself. In this volume, Kim Grant analyzes this idea and traces its historical roots, showing how changing concepts of artistic process have played a dominant role in the development of modern and contemporary art.

This astute account of the ways in which process has been understood and addressed examines canonical artists such as Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, and De Kooning, as well as philosophers and art theorists such as Henri Focillon, R. G. Collingwood, and John Dewey. Placing “process art” within a larger historical context, Grant looks at the changing relations of the artist’s labor to traditional craftsmanship and industrial production, the status of art as a commodity, the increasing importance of the body and materiality in art making, and the nature and significance of the artist’s role in modern society. In doing so, she shows how process is an intrinsic part of aesthetic theory that connects to important contemporary debates about work, craft, and labor.

Comprehensive and insightful, this synthetic study of process in modern and contemporary art reveals how artists’ explicit engagement with the concept fits into a broader narrative of the significance of art in the industrial and postindustrial world.

Kim Grant is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Southern Maine. She is the author of Surrealism and the Visual Arts: Theory and Reception. Kim Grant is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Southern Maine. She is the author of S...
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Title:All About Process: The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic LaborFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0271077441

ISBN - 13:9780271077444

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Process as Value

Chapter One: Conceptualizing the Artist’s Labor Prior to the 19th Century

Chapter Two: Art, Craft, and Industrialization

Nineteenth Century Philosophical and Theoretical Views of the Artist’s Process

The Arts and Crafts Movement and Artistic Process

Photography and Artistic Process

Chapter Three: The Artist’s Process from the Academic to the Modern

Chapter Four: New Conceptions of the Artist’s Process

The Artist’s Labor in Time -- Series and Stages

Modern Art and Industrial Processes – Purism

Physicality and Matter – The Modern Artistic Process and the Artist’s Medium

Chapter Five: The Artist’s Process as a Means of Self-Realization

Chapter Six: The Artist’s Process at Mid-Century

Artistic Process and Amateur Artists

Changes in Artists’ Education

Chapter Seven: Art and Social Processes

Chapter Eight: Process Art

Systems Aesthetics, Series, and Conceptualism

The Artist’s Work and the Artist’s Role

Process Art and Craft

Artists’ Education and Process after 1960

Chapter Nine: It’s All about the Process

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Editorial Reviews

“This book is essential for libraries supporting graduate programs in art history or curatorial studies and is recommended for schools of art and design.”

—Ian McDermott, ARLIS/NA Reviews