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. 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. 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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Account Options Sign in. People interested in modern art, performance art, performance, or experimental music. Kaprow’s writing is wonderful to read and insightful – he’s extremely self-aware of his own ideas and how they play out in the society around him.

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Meghan rated it really liked it May 15, Shortly arrt, he changes to all-white pictures. Dear Mr A Kaprow, I’ve finished reading your book and what a great journey it was. It is around Read this book and you will look at the world in a whole new way!

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. May 09, Rick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buy the selected items together This item: With the publication of this book, twenty-three of Kaprow’s most significant essays are brought vlurring in one volume for the first time.


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.

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Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life

All in all, I thought it was a great book. From “The Legacy of Jackson Pollock” in to “The Meaning of Life” inKaprow 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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Great historical work and could be fuel for present art practice or those enthusiasts of the artworld. Significantly, he has done so during a time of epochal change in technology, communications, and the arts. Add both to Cart Add both to List. 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.


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Posted on November 5, by jamie. As I borrowed it from the library now, just ordered it from AmazonI look 8 pages of notes! University of California Press- Art – pages. Expanded Edition Allan Kaprow Limited preview – Kaprow charts his own evolution as an artist and also comments on contemporaneous developments in the arts.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Jul 20, George Bieber rated it really liked it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Selected pages Title Page. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Revisiting Dear Thesis, I’m on my way to you, baby!