Filed under book | Tags: · art, art education, art theory, bauhaus, colour, graphic design
This is the most complete document of one of the landmarks of modern education in art – the famous Basic Course at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany. Itten was the teacher who organized it at the invitation of Walter Gropius. First published in 1961 when Itten was still alive, the book has been revised and updated by Itten’s widow, Anneliese Itten, and includes new material from the basic course at the Bauhaus, as well as visual examples and descriptions of the refinements made by Itten in later course in Berlin and Zurich.
The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
Originally published in German as Kunst der Farbe: Studienausgabe by Johannes Itten, Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg, 1961 and 1973
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, 1974
El Arte Del Color: Aproximación subjetiva y descripción objetiva del arte
Publisher Editorial Limusa, 2002
The Elements of Color: A Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten Based on His Book The Art of Color
A simplified and condensed version of The Art of Color
Edited and With a Foreword and Evaluation by Faber Birren
Translated by Ernst van Hagen
Publisher Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1970
Filed under book | Tags: · art, art theory, media art, object-oriented ontology, philosophy, speculative realism
This eBook explores the significance of the recent philosophic movements known as object-oriented ontology and speculative realism for the visual and media arts. It was edited in connection to the Speculative Realities exhibition.
Two artists and one collaborative duo were commissioned to make new artworks reflecting broadly on concepts within object-oriented ontology and speculative realism. The artists were Tuur van Balen & Revital Cohen, Cheryl Field, and Karolina Sobecka.
To supplement the descriptions of the works and brief interviews with the artists in this eBook, three new interviews were commissioned. Sven Lütticken was interviewed by Rachel O’Reilly, Jussi Parikka was interviewed by Michael Dieter, and Rick Dolphijn was interviewed by Michelle Kasprzak.
The exhibition took place from December 8, 2012 until January 11, 2013 at Roodkapje, Meent 133, Rotterdam.
Publisher V2_, Rotterdam, January 2013
Blowup Readers series, Vol. 6
Filed under book | Tags: · 1970s, 1980s, art, art theory, mashup, music, music history, music theory, remix, sampling
Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling is an analysis of Remix in art, music, and new media. Navas argues that Remix, as a form of discourse, affects culture in ways that go beyond the basic recombination of material. His investigation locates the roots of Remix in early forms of mechanical reproduction, in seven stages, beginning in the nineteenth century with the development of the photo camera and the phonograph, leading to contemporary remix culture. This book places particular emphasis on the rise of Remix in music during the 1970s and ‘80s in relation to art and media at the beginning of the twenty-first Century. Navas argues that Remix is a type of binder, a cultural glue—a virus—that informs and supports contemporary culture.
- Analysis on the roots of Remixing and Sampling
- Includes Art, Music and New Media
- Particular emphasis on Music of the 1970s and ‘80s in Relation to art
Publisher Springer, Vienna, 2012
ISBN 3709112621, 9783709112625
Filed under book | Tags: · activism, agitprop, art, art theory, audience, circus, direct action, guerrilla theatre, performance, politics, puppetry, street theatre, theatre, women
Radical Street Performance is the first volume to collect together the fascinating array of writings by activists, directors, performers, critics, scholars and journalists who have documented street theatre around the world.
More than thirty essays explore the myriad forms this most public of performances can take: agit-prop, invisible theatre, demonstrations and rallies, direct action, puppetry, parades and pageants, performance art, guerrilla theatre, circuses.
These essays look at performaces in Europe, Africa, China, India and both the Americas. They describe engagement with issues as diverse as abortion, colonialism, the environment and homophobia, to name only a few. Introduced by editor Jan Cohen-Cruz, the essays are organized into thematic sections: Agitating; Witnessing; Involving; Imagining; and Popularizing.
Publisher Routledge, 1998
Performance Theory series
ISBN 0415152313, 9780415152310
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Filed under magazine | Tags: · art, art theory, contemporary art, london, music
Roland Issue 1: Talk Show (May 2009)
A guide to Talk Show exhibition, with texts and contributions by Malcolm Goldstein, Ernest Robson, Will Holder, Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, Ricardo Basbaum, Anne Karpf, Susan Blackmore, Konstantin Raudive,Will Bradley, Gertrude Stein, Joan La Barbara, Marc Hatzfeld, Marshall Mcluhan, Mikhail Yampolsky, Chris Mann, Hélène Cixous, BS Johnson, Ja Chung and Q Takedi Maeda, Paul Virno and Shigeru Matsui.
Roland Issue 2: Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. (June-August 2009)
A guide to the Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. exhibition with texts and contributions by Charlotte Bonham-Carter, Augusto de Campos, Lewis Carroll, Michelle Cotton, Douglas Coupland, Eugen Gomringer, George Herbert, Joseph Kosuth, Liz Kotz, Giles Round, Stephen Scobie, Tris Vonna-Michell and William Carlos Williams.
Roland Issue 3: Rosalind Nashashibi (September-October 2009)
A guide to Rosalind Nashsahibi with texts and contributions by Claire Denis, Anselm Franke, Martin Herbert, Mark Leckey, G. Ch. Lichtenberg, Thomas Mann, Jonas Mekas, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Marcel Proust.
Roland Issue 4: For the blind man… (December 2009)
A guide to the exhibition For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there with contributions by Georges Bataille, Samuel Beckett, Simon Critchley, Gustave Flaubert, Anthony Huberman and Will Holder, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Rancière and Susan Sontag.
Roland Issue 5: Billy Childish (February-April 2010)
A guide to Billy Childish: Unknowable but Certain with texts and contributions by Max Beckmann, Richard Birkett, Neal Brown, Charles Bukowski, Martin Clark, Louis-Ferdinand, Céline, Bo Diddley, Knut Hamsun, Matthew Higgs, Jutta Koether and Robert Walser
Roland Issue 6: Oscar Tuazon (June-August 2010)
The sixth issue of ROLAND features highlights from across the institute’s programme including the solo exhibition by Oscar Tuazon, the post-punk band Gang of Four, a symposium on the politics of community, the release of Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers, and the London International Festival of Theatre.
Roland Issue 7: Chto delat? (What is to be done?) (September-November 2010)
This publication includes introductions to and background material on the Chto delat? exhibition The Urgent Need to Struggle, the release in our cinema of documentary film Collapse and a series of seminars and talks organised by InC, Continental Philosophy Research Group. We also take a look back at May’s architectural workshop Fantasy Atelier, and feature new work from Laura Oldfield Ford.
Roland Issue 8: Rhythm Section (November 2010 – February 2011)
This issue highlights the return of Bloomberg New Contemporaries to the ICA; Rhythm Section, a five-day event that explores the experimental potential of the percussive technique; an in-depth look at the work of artist-filmmaker Gustav Deutsch; a residency with London-based architects 6a, and a debate on the position of painting within contemporary art.
Roland Issue 9: Nathaniel Mellors (February-May 2011)
This issue of ROLAND includes introductions and information on Nathaniel Mellors, Birds Eye View Film Festival as well as the The Last of the Red Wine, Notation & Interpretation, and Shunt Live Weekends.
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“Paul Klee’s short treatise on modern art was prepared as the basis for a lecture which he delivered at the opening of an exhibition at the Museum in Jena on 26 January 1924. Some of his own work was included in this exhibition. He had already at the time been teaching for four years at the Bauhaus, and these notes are the product of his deep meditation upon the problems of art which the task of teaching had brought to a head. In my own opinion they constitute the most profound and illuminating statement of the aesthetic basis of the modern movement in art ever made by a practising artist. Other artists–Matisse, Picasso, Moore–have given brilliant explanations of their aims, subtle revelations of their methods and meaning. But Klee is unique in the logical consistency of his exposition. He was of a metaphysical cast of mind and widely read in philosophy and science, and proficient in still another art than his own–in music. All this gave him a wide range of reference and illustration.” (from the Introduction)
First published in German as Über die moderne Kunst, Benteli Bern-Bümpliz, 1945
With an Introduction by Herbert Read
Translated by Paul Findlay
Publisher Faber and Faber, London, 1948
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Filed under catalogue | Tags: · 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, art, art theory, computing, constructivism, cybernetics, graphic design, information theory, kinetic art
Curated and edited by Marijan Susovski
With texts by Leonida Kovac, Marijan Susovski
Publisher City Gallery, Zagreb, June 1995
via Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb