Allan Kaprow is among the most influential figures in contemporary American art. Famous for creating Happenings in the s, he is also known for having. As the creator of “Happenings” and “Environments,” Allan Kaprow is the prince and prophet of all we call performance art today. He is also known for having. Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life has ratings and 15 reviews. Megan said: this book from the father of happenings starts out feeling a bit dat.

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Contrast Paleolithic cave paintings, in which animals and magical markings are overlayed with no differentiation or sense of framing. Kaprow’s account of his Happenings gives insight into how art and blurring merge in our every day experiences. Discussion of Newman, scale and minimalism the artist as a man of the world.

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Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life

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Now I’m trying to take the time to watch and document life as it passes me by.

Write a customer review. Indeed, given the relative absence of conventional forms of art paintings, sculpture from that career, the essays may constitute Kaprow’s most accessible and enduring works. His sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life bulrring into the nature of meaning itself is brought into focus in this newly expanded collection of his most significant writings.

Kaprow charts his own evolution as an artist and also comments on contemporaneous developments in the arts.

University of California Press- Art, Modern – pages. Ugolino and His Sons. Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In these essays, he philosophizes about the way we define a work of art and its relationship to bluring.

With the publication of this book, twenty-three of Kaprow’s most significant essays are brought together in one volume for the first time. Allan Kaprow’s “happenings” and “environments” were the precursors to contemporary performance art, and his essays are some of the most thoughtful, provocative, and influential of his generation.


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Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life by Allan Kaprow

But the absolute best thing about this book? From the modernist avant-garde of the s to fin-de-siecle postmodernism, from the early days of television to the laptop computer, Kaprow has written about – and from within – the shifting, blurring boundaries of genre, media, culture, and experience.

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