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But he does a curious thing: His sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself I must say it is extraordinary in its approach and innovation, and in its resonance with me. I ths like a lot of the essays talk about how much we don’t realize and how art could be different if we did. I needed bluring for class.
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Revisiting Dear Thesis, I’m on my way to you, baby! I don’t think I had a single one of those moments when you end up reading the same paragraph over and over and over again because either you could not for the life of you work out what the author is trying to say, or simply because you were so bored by the language that you couldn’t take it in. Discussion of Newman, scale and minimalism the artist as a man of the world voltaire — candide — this is the best of all possible worlds, so we had better cultivate our gardens.
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Flogging a Dead Horse He builds a series of such subicles, each within the other, each smaller. The Legacy of Jackson Pollock i. His sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought bluurring focus in this newly expanded collection of his most significant writings.
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Jeff Kelley is a critic and teacher living in Oakland, California. He covers most of the walls with them, and it is quite dark in his place.
Flipped through it and had a mind explosion. Matthew Schembri rated it really liked it Jun 24, With the publication of this book, twenty-three of Kaprow’s most significant essays are brought together in one volume for the first time.
Contents The Legacy of Jackson Pollock i.
But when some of us have worked in natural settings, say in a meadow, woods, or mountain range, our cultural training has been so deeply ingrained that we have simply carried a mental rectangle with us to drop around whatever we were doing. Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life. Quotes from Essays on the Blu Open Preview See a Problem? It took me 30 years to come back to this subject, which was the logical conclusion to where art was and still is heading.
Nov 17, Chay Allen rated it it was amazing. Jane Flury rated it liked it Aug 16, Selected pages Title Page. It made me start consciously thinking about the balance and if it can be achieved.
Lippard, author of Mixed Blessings: Read this book and you will oife at the world in a whole new way! Books by Allan Kaprow.
From his first major writing, “The Legacy of Jackson Pollock”to his recent essay “The Meaning of Life”Kaprow has conducted a sustained philosophical inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life, and thus into the nature of meaning itself.
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