To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet by Linda WeintraubTo Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet by Linda Weintraub

To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet

byLinda Weintraub

Paperback | September 1, 2012

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To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z, presenting a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns, from Ant Farm’s anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkow’s 2007 animation that anticipates the havoc wreaked upon the planet by global warming. This text is the first international survey of twentieth and twenty-first-century artists who are transforming the global challenges facing humanity and the Earth’s diverse living systems. Their pioneering explorations are situated at today’s cultural, scientific, economic, spiritual, and ethical frontiers. The text guides students of art, design, environmental studies, and interdisciplinary studies to integrate environmental awareness, responsibility, and activism into their professional and personal lives.
Linda Weintraub is author of Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society; In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art and Avant-Guardians: Textlets in Art and Ecology. The first book deciphered vanguard art for popular audiences; the second examined the unique challenges of contemporary art-ma...
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Title:To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable PlanetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 6.75 × 1.1 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520273621

ISBN - 13:9780520273627

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Table of Contents

Online Auxiliaries for Instructors and Students
Acknowledgments
Preface

Schematics/Indexes/Glossaries
Art Genres
Art Strategies
Eco Issues
Eco Approaches

Art: Artistic Infrastructure
Introduction
Eco Art Is
Eco Art Is Not

Eco: Ecolog ical Operatives
Introduction
Eco Art Themes
Eco Art Aesthetics
Eco Art Materials

Twentieth-Century Eco Art Pioneers
Ant Farm (USA) • Conspicuous Consumption
Herbert Bayer (Austria) • Watershed Management and Beautification
Joseph Beuys (Germany) • Energy Generation as Social Sculpture
Hans Haacke (Germany) • Ecological/Political/Cultural Systems
Helen and Newton Harrison (USA) • Strategies to Sustain Life
Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austria) • Built Environments as Living Systems
Allan Kaprow (USA) • Performing a River
Frans Krajcberg (Poland) • Integral Naturalism
Mario Merz (Italy) • Template of Life and Dynamism
Carolee Schneemann (USA) • Primal Immersions
Bonnie Ora Sherk (USA) • Urban Oasis
Alan Sonfist (USA) • Preservation of Living Systems
Mierle Laderman Ukeles (USA) • Honoring Maintenance

Twenty-First-Century Eco Art Explorers
Brandon Ballengée (USA) • Species Reclamation
The Beehive Design Collective (USA) • The True Cost of Coal
Mel Chin (USA) • Soil Remediation
Chu Yun (China) • Planned Obsolescence
Critical Art Ensemble (USA) • Contestational Biology
Fernando García-Dory (Spain ) • Neo-Pastoralism
Bright Ugochukwu Eke (Nigeria) • Acid Rain Check
Nicole Fournier (Canada) • Poly Agriculture
Amy Franceschini (USA) • Do-It-Yourself Energy Generation
Gelitin (Austria) • One with Nature
Andy Goldsworthy (UK) • Anthropocentric/Ecocentric Beauty
Andy Gracie (UK) • Bioelectronics
Tue Greenfort (Denmark) • Salvation through Conservation
Terike Haapoja (Finland) • Cross-Species Affinity
HeHe (UK and Germany) • Air Pollutants
Natalie Jeremijenko (Australia) • Citizen Ecologists
Yun-Fei Ji (China) • Failings of an Engineering Triumph
Eduardo Kac (Brazil) • Painting with Life
Jae Rhim Lee (South Korea) • Cultivating the Human Body
Maya Lin (USA) • The Sixth Extinction
Michael Mandiberg (USA) • Tactical Media Campaign
Viet Ngo (Vietnam) • Corporate-Scale Eco Art
Marjetica Potrc (Slovenia ) • DIY Renewal for Slums and Condos
Red Earth (UK) • Deep Time
Pedro Reyes (Mexico ) • Pistols into Spades
Tomás Saraceno (Argentina) • Sun/Wind/Flower Power
Simon Starling (UK) • Energy Foibles and Follies
Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger (Switzerland) • Twin Perils — Excess and Scarcity
Tavares Strachan (Bahamas) • Prepping for Global Warming
SUPERFLEX (Denmark) • Toolbox for Social Justice
Reverend Billy Talen (USA) • Stop Shopping Gospel
Tissue Culture & Art Project (Finland and UK) • Victimless Leather and Meat
Lily Yeh (China) • Holistic Healing and Renewal
Marina Zurkow (USA) • Turf Wars and Global Warming

The Future
Addendum: Personal Survey — What Do I Believe?
Suggestions for Further Research
Index

Editorial Reviews

"To life! is thus offered to inspire more attempts to find ways out of our problems."