Performance art: from futurism to the present

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H.N. Abrams, Mar 1, 1988 - Art - 216 pages
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Looks at the history of performance art, discusses Futurism, Constructiveism, Dada, Surrealism, and the Bauhaus, and identifies themes of modern performance art

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This is one of the most thorough books on the subject of performance Art! It is a book that you will want to re-read here and there for the rest of your life.
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This was the text for one of my courses in school. I refer to it often. I don't know, it is just awesome when a "textbook" can be a source of inspiration. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

RoseLee Goldberg is an art historian, critic and curator and director of "PERFORMA", a new nonprofit arts organization whose objective is to support and present international performance work in the visual arts. Goldberg's seminal "Performance Art from Futurism to the Present", first published in 1979, pioneered the study of Performance Art. A graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art, she was director of the Royal College of Art Gallery in London and curator at The Kitchen in New York. Ms. Goldberg is author of "Performance: Live Art Since 1960" and "Laurie Anderson", and is a frequent contributor to "Artforum" and other magazines. In 2001, Goldberg originated and produced "Logic of the Birds", by Shirin Neshat and Sussan Deyhim. She has lectured extensively and has taught at New York University since 1987. She was recently named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture and Communication.

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