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. 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. 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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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. His sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of kxprow to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into focus in this newly expanded collection of his most significant writings.

A new preface and two new additional essays published in the arh bring this valuable collection up to date. Selected pages Title Page. Contents The Legacy of Jackson Pollock i.

Notes on the Creation of a Total Art The Artist as a Man of the World The Shape of the Art Environment Flogging a Dead Horse The Real Experiment Art Which Cant Be Art The Meaning of Life Old Wine New Bottle Expanded Edition Allan Kaprow Limited preview – Common terms and phrases action Action painting activity Allan Kaprow antiform Art art artists artlike art artwork attention audience avant-garde Barnett Newman become breathing called canvas concert halls consciousness contemporary context conventional critics Cubist culture Dewey Duchamp’s environment esthetic everyday example experience experimental art experimental music feel Fluxus formal friends gallery genre George Brecht George Maciunas gesture Happenings human idea imitation interest Jackson Pollock John Cage kind lifelike art look meaning metaphor Michael Kirby Mike mind models modern art Mondrian move museums nature nonart object once painter painting participation performance perhaps philosophical Photograph piece play political Pop art practice Puusemp question ritual Robert Filliou Robert McElroy role Rosendale routine sculpture sense simply social sound space tape telephone theater things thought tion traditional un-artist Vostell Wolf Vostell words York.


References to this book Wet: Jeff Kelley is a critic and teacher. The Legacy of Jackson Pollock i.