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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Return to Book Page. Just revised my star rating up to ‘amazing’ because Edsays can’t get this book out of my head.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He lives in a railroad flat in New York and ispainting large all-black canvases.

Jul 20, George Bieber rated it really liked it. Edited and lofe by critic Jeff Kelley, these essays bring into crisp focus the thinking of one of the most influential figures in the varied landscape of American art since the late s.


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.

As the creator of “Happenings” and “Environments,” Allan Kaprow is the prince and prophet of all we call performance art today.

Flogging a Dead Horse Notify me of follow-up japrow by email. He’s a hero for artists that respect the work of this innovative artist with his involvement in the birth of “happenings” and performance art.

Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship.

His sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into rhe in this newly expanded collection of his most significant writings. The Shape of the Art Environment Notify me of new posts by email.

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The essay in the beginning about Jackson Pollack is kind of random so I recommend skipping it if you really want to enjoy the book and then maybe go back to it later if you want.

I thought some of the essays in this book were inspiring. Really just beautifully written. Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life. Bought this a long time ago, read it then and recently thumbed through again. 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.


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In these essays, he philosophizes about the way we define a work of art and its relationship to life. Fascinating Essays which clearly show how over the course of his life Allan Kaprow grappled with the none too easy task of pife clarifying ‘Happenings’ and their place in Art for both himself and the spectator.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I feel like a lot of the essays talk about how much we don’t realize and how art could be different if we did. The Art of Allan Kaprow. And they looked like stars.