Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth, and Practice by Michael CorrisConceptual Art: Theory, Myth, and Practice by Michael Corris

Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth, and Practice

EditorMichael Corris

Paperback | December 15, 2003

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Conceptual art consisted of a loose collection of related practices that emerged worldwide during the 1960s and 1970s. This collection of essays offers readers a wealth of new research on the earliest international exhibitions of Conceptual art; new interpretations of some of its most important practitioners; and a reconsideration of the relationship between Conceptual art and the intellectual and social context of the 1960s and 1970s. Of special note are the contributions that focus on the explicitly social and political aspirations of this influential avant-garde artistic practice.
Title:Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth, and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.79 inPublished:December 15, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 'An Invisible College in an Anglo-American World'; Part I. Artists, Object, Spectator: 1. The formalist connection and originary myths of Conceptual art Frances Colpitt; 2. Content, context and conceptual art: Dan Graham's Schema Alex Aberro; 3. 'Almost not photography' Melanie Mariño; 4. Soft talk/soft tape: the early collaborations of Ian Burn and Mel Ramsden Ann Stephen; Part II. Display: 5. The second degree: working drawings and other visible things on paper not necessarily meant to be viewed as art James Meyer; 6. When Attitudes become Form and the contest over Conceptual art's history Alison Green; 7. Understanding Information Ken Allan; 8. 'The rotting sack of humanism': Robert Morris and authorship Richard J. Williams; Part III. Recoding Information, Knowledge, and Technology: 9. Affluence, taste and the brokering of knowledge: notes on the social context of early conceptual art Robert Hobbs; 10. Hanne Darboven: seriality and the time of solitude Briony Fer; 11. Art in the information age: technology and Conceptual art Edward A. Shanken; 12. The crux of conceptualism: Conceptual art, the Idea of idea and the information paradigm Johanna Drucker; Part IV. The Limit of the Social: 13. Conceptual work and conceptual waste Blake Stimson; 14. Conceptual art and imageless truth John Roberts; 15. New York discusses its social relations in 'The lumpen Headache' Chris Gilbert; 16. Ian Burn's conceptualism Adrian Piper.

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'... this is an incisive and scholarly contribution to the extant literature which ... may well become a benchmark for serious study of the subject area.' Art History