West of Center : Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977

Auther, Elissa; Lerner, Adam; Elder, Erin; Friedberg, Eva J.; Blankenship, Jana; Pytlinski, Deanne; Bryan-Wilson, Julia; Azzarito, Amy; Sorkin, Jenni; James, David E.; Wilson, Tom; Davalos, Karen Mary; Watson, Mark; Klein, Jennie; Gaiter, Colette; Herring, Scott; Hudson, Suzanne; Boetzkes, Amanda; Harris, Mark; Scheffe, Bill; Montgomery, Scott B.. West of Center : Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

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Abstract (English)

"In West of Center, Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner bring together a prominent group of scholars to elaborate the historical and artistic significance of these counterculture projects within the broader narrative of postwar American art, which skews heavily toward New York’s avant-garde art scene. This west of center countercultural movement has typically been associated with psychedelic art, but the contributors to this book understand this as only one dimension of the larger, artistically oriented, socially based phenomenon. At the same time, they reveal the disciplinary, geographic, and theoretical biases and assumptions that have led to the dismissal of countercultural practices in the history of art and visual culture, and they detail how this form of cultural and political activity found its place in the West" -- p. [4] of cover.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Auther, Elissa (Director); Lerner, Adam (Director); Lippard, Lucy (Prefacer); Auther, Elissa (Author); Lerner, Adam (Author); Elder, Erin (Author); Friedberg, Eva J. (Author); Blankenship, Jana (Author); Pytlinski, Deanne (Author); Bryan-Wilson, Julia (Author); Azzarito, Amy (Author); Sorkin, Jenni (Author); James, David E. (Author); Wilson, Tom (Author); Davalos, Karen Mary (Author); Watson, Mark (Author); Klein, Jennie (Author); Gaiter, Colette (Author); Herring, Scott (Author); Hudson, Suzanne (Author); Boetzkes, Amanda (Author); Harris, Mark (Author); Scheffe, Bill (Author); Montgomery, Scott B. (Author)
Collation: xxxvi, 389 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780816677269
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press
Event Title: West of Center : Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977
Type: Exhibition
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver, CO); Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale, AZ)
Dates: 10 Nov. 2011 - 19 Feb. 2012; 29 Sept. 2012 - 6 Jan. 2013
Copyright Statement: The Regents of the University of Minnesota
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 16:53
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 15:34
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/24442
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