Art In The Making: From Paint To Crowdsourcing

June 21, 2016|
Art In The Making: From Paint To Crowdsourcing by Glenn Adamson
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The first book to address the significance of the materials and methods used to make contemporary artworks

Today, artists are able to create using multiple methods of production—from painting to digital technologies to crowdsourcing—some of which would have been unheard of just a few decades ago. Yet, even as our means of making art become more extraordinary and diverse, they are almost never addressed in their specificity. While critics and viewers tend to focus on the finished products we see in museums and galleries, authors Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson argue that the materials and processes behind the scenes used to make artworks are also vital to current considerations of authorship and to understanding the economic and social contexts from which art emerges.

This wide-ranging exploration of different methods and media in art since the 1950s includes nine chapters that focus on individual processes of making: Painting, Woodworking, Building, Performing, Tooling Up, Cashing In, Fabricating, Digitizing, and Crowdsourcing. Detailed examples are interwoven with the discussion, including visuals that reveal the intricacies of techniques and materials. Artists featured include Ai Weiwei, Alice Aycock, Isa Genzken, Los Carpinteros, Paul Pfeiffer, Doris Salcedo, Santiago Sierra, and Rachel Whiteread.  
Glenn Adamson is the Nanette L Laitman Director, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and is the author of The Craft Reader, Thinking Through Craft, and The Invention of Craft.Julia Bryan-Wilson is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Art Workers: Radica...
Title:Art In The Making: From Paint To Crowdsourcing
Product dimensions:256 pages, 9.37 X 7.05 X 1.05 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 9.37 X 7.05 X 1.05 in
Published:June 21, 2016
Publisher:WW Norton
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780500239339

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