Tomáš Pospiszyl (ed.): Před obrazem: Antologie americké výtvarné teorie a kritiky (1998) [Czech]
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Podnětné texty výtvarných kritiků, vykladačů uměleckých děl i samotných umělců, kteří se podíleli na vývoji amerického umění, ovlivňovali tvorbu umělců, odhalili nové umělecké skupiny, směry a trendy moderního umění a analyzovali jeho umělecká díla. Zabývali se nejen samotnými umělci a jejich díly, ale i diváky současného umění, vývojem jejich reakcí, zálib a chápání toho nejnovějšího umění. Zapojili umění do širokých historických a politických souvislostí.
Edited and Translated by Tomáš Pospiszyl
Publisher OSVU, 1998
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Filed under artist book | Tags: · art, art criticism, mail art
The brochure reproduces several texts and works by Johnson, a number of essays by William S. Wilson, and photographs of Johnson by Toby Spiselman.
Publisher Between Books, New York, 1977
via WithHiddenNoise.net (contains much more from and on Johnson and Wilson)
Filed under book | Tags: · art criticism, art history, art theory, avant-garde, constructivism, futurism, literature, russia, theatre
Ivan Aleksandrovich Aksenov (1883-1935), critic, poet, and translator, was an outstanding representative of the Russian avant-garde art.
In the 1920s, Aksenov was close to the constructivists and worked in the theatre of Vsevolod Meyerhold, also serving as the dean of its directors’ school. Aksenov’s analysis of the problems of mis-en-scène, more geometrical than ideological, influenced a new generation of directors, headed by Sergei Eisenstein.
For different reasons, Ivan Aksenov’s life and works have remained unknown outside a small circle of initiated readers. During the Soviet era, he was soon marginalized because of his engineer’s view of art and his anti-ideological position. Later, specialised scholars ignored him, finding it too difficult to grasp his versatile personality, which was both original and representative of the multi-faceted Russian avant-garde movement.
This book of essays by authors from nine different countries sheds light on the writer’s extraordinary contribution to Russian culture.
Contributions by Lars Kleberg, John Bowlt, Nicoletta Misler, and Janne Risum are in English.
Publisher Södertörns högskola, Huddinge, 2012
Södertörn Academic Studies 52
ISBN 9186069543, 9789186069544
via DiVA Academic Archive
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“Since its inception Umelec has remained the only international art magazine in English about contemporary visual culture in Central Europe and beyond. Umelec is dedicated to more focused regional or national issues, and always tries to bring to life the current social-cultural situation, including its more marginal aspects. We do not consider culture as a decoration of the state body, but as one of the most important inspiring values of life, even if it is radical or strange.” (from the publisher)
Publisher: Divus (Ivan Mečl), Prague/London/Berlin
Editor-in-chief: Palo Fabuš; formerly: Lenka Lindaurová and Vladan Šír, Jiří Ptáček, Alena Boika
Graphic design: Dita Lamačová; formerly: Dan Vlček, Ondřej Strnad, Jakub Němeček, Ivan Mečl
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View previous issues (HTML), incl. Special issues: “Austrian” (2009–1, EN/CZ/DE), “Mexican” (2007–2, EN/CZ/DE/ES), “German” (2005–2, EN/CZ/DE), “Swiss” (2006–2, EN/CZ), “French” (2002–1, EN/CZ). The issues from 2005–3 up to 2009–1 were also published in Spanish.
Filed under book | Tags: · 1970s, activism, art, art criticism, art theory, avant-garde, collage, dada, feminism, left, photography, politics, pop art
“This book is the third collection of essays I’ve published in a little over a decade. Each of my books has marked the beginning of a specific phase of my life, though not necessarily its end. Changing (1971) was the product of my ‘formalist’ or art-educational period; it consisted primarily of essays written from 1965 to 1968, with a few late additions foreshadowing my next book-Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object.. (1973). From the Center (1976) and Eva Hesse (1976) documented my developing conversion to feminism, which expanded all the possibilities that had seemed to be closing down in the ‘cultural confinement’ of the early 1970s. Get the Message? is the result of a need to integrate the three sometimes contradictory elements of my public (and often private) life-art, feminism, left politics. Owing to publication delays, only two essays from the last two years are included.” (introductory note from the author)
Publisher E.P. Dutton, 1984
ISBN 0525480374, 9780525480372
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