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Radical Coherency : Selected Essays on Art and Literature, 1966 to 2005

By: Antin, David.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (381 p.).ISBN: 9780226923321.Subject(s): American poetry - 20th century - History and criticism | American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Art criticism - United States | Art criticism -- United States | Art, American - 20th century | Art, American -- 20th century | Experimental poetry - 20th century - History and criticism | Experimental poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Radical Coherency : Selected Essays on Art and Literature, 1966 to 2005DDC classification: 700.9/04 | 700.904 | 700.9045 LOC classification: PS3551PS3551.N75 R33 2011PS3551.N75R33 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Introduction; Art Essays; Warhol: The Silver Tenement; Alex Katz and the Tactics of Representation; Jean Tinguely''s New Machine; Lead Kindly Blight; "It Reaches a Desert in which Nothing Can Be Perceived but Feeling"; Art and the Corporations; Video, the Distinctive Features of the Medium; Have Mind, Will Travel; the existential allegory of the rothko chapel; Duchamp: The Meal and the Remainder; Allan at Work; Literary Essays; Modernism and Postmodernism: Approaching the Present in Modern American Poetry; Some Questions about Modernism; radical coherency
The Stranger at the DoorThe Beggar and the King; "the death of the hire man"; Fine Furs; Wittgenstein among the Poets; john cage uncaged is still cagey; Credits; Index
Summary: "We got to talking"-so David Antin begins the introduction to Radical Coherency, embarking on the pursuit that has marked much of his breathless, brilliantly conversational work. For the past forty years, whether spoken under the guise of performance artist or poet, cultural explorer or literary critic, Antin's innovative observations have helped us to better understand everything from Pop to Postmodernism. Intimately wedded to the worlds of conceptual art and poetics, Radical Coherency collects Antin's influential critical essays and spontaneous, performed lectures (or "talk pieces") for the very first time, capturing one of the most distinctive perspectives in contemporary literature. The essays presented here range from the first serious assessment of Andy Warhol published in a major art journal, as well as Antin's provocative take on Clement Greenberg's theory of Modernism, to frontline interventions in present debates on poetics and fugitive pieces from the '60s and '70s that still sparkle today-and represent a gold mine for art historians of the period. From John Cage to Allan Kaprow, Mark Rothko to Ludwig Wittgenstein, Antin takes the reader on an idiosyncratic, personal journey through twentieth-century culture with his trademark antiformalist panache-one that will be welcomed by any fan of this consummate trailblazer. 
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Contents; Preface; Introduction; Art Essays; Warhol: The Silver Tenement; Alex Katz and the Tactics of Representation; Jean Tinguely''s New Machine; Lead Kindly Blight; "It Reaches a Desert in which Nothing Can Be Perceived but Feeling"; Art and the Corporations; Video, the Distinctive Features of the Medium; Have Mind, Will Travel; the existential allegory of the rothko chapel; Duchamp: The Meal and the Remainder; Allan at Work; Literary Essays; Modernism and Postmodernism: Approaching the Present in Modern American Poetry; Some Questions about Modernism; radical coherency

The Stranger at the DoorThe Beggar and the King; "the death of the hire man"; Fine Furs; Wittgenstein among the Poets; john cage uncaged is still cagey; Credits; Index

"We got to talking"-so David Antin begins the introduction to Radical Coherency, embarking on the pursuit that has marked much of his breathless, brilliantly conversational work. For the past forty years, whether spoken under the guise of performance artist or poet, cultural explorer or literary critic, Antin's innovative observations have helped us to better understand everything from Pop to Postmodernism. Intimately wedded to the worlds of conceptual art and poetics, Radical Coherency collects Antin's influential critical essays and spontaneous, performed lectures (or "talk pieces") for the very first time, capturing one of the most distinctive perspectives in contemporary literature. The essays presented here range from the first serious assessment of Andy Warhol published in a major art journal, as well as Antin's provocative take on Clement Greenberg's theory of Modernism, to frontline interventions in present debates on poetics and fugitive pieces from the '60s and '70s that still sparkle today-and represent a gold mine for art historians of the period. From John Cage to Allan Kaprow, Mark Rothko to Ludwig Wittgenstein, Antin takes the reader on an idiosyncratic, personal journey through twentieth-century culture with his trademark antiformalist panache-one that will be welcomed by any fan of this consummate trailblazer. 

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David Abraham Antin was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 1, 1932. He received a bachelor's degree in English and speech from the City College of New York in 1955 and a master's degree in linguistics at New York University in 1966. After working as an educational curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, he taught in the department of visual arts at the University of California, San Diego. From 1968 to 1972, he directed the university's Mandeville Art Gallery. <p> He was also a poet who created a new performance style called talk poems, which was part lecture, part stand-up routine, and part Homeric recitation. After editing his tape-recorded performances, he wrote the poems down. He published several collections of poetry during his lifetime including Talking, Talking at the Boundaries, and What It Means to Be Avant-Garde. A collections of his articles on art, Radical Coherency: Selected Essays on Art and Literature, 1966-2005, were published in 2011. He died from complications of a broken neck that he suffered in a fall on October 11, 2016 at the age of 84. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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