The Artist's Body: Themes and Movements (Themes & Movements)

4.28 avg rating
( 94 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780714847016: The Artist's Body: Themes and Movements (Themes & Movements)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Subject and object of artists' work, the artist's body represents the state of contemporary art and makes a wider comment on the human condition. Bound or beaten, naked or painted, still or spasmodic: the artist lives his or her art publicly in performance or privately in video and photography; these records form the Works section. Amelia Jones's survey examines the most significant works in the context of social history and Tracey Warr's selection of documents combines writings by artists, critics and philosophers.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Thought-provoking."―Art Monthly

"Remarkably encyclopaedic... As thorough a primer in body-centered art as possible in one volume [Warr]... Interrelates works with wit and intelligence... It's a journey that is crucially informative and as stimulating for the reader as it is celebratory."―Contemporary

"A fabulous book... You should go out and buy it immediately... Warr and Jones have succeeded in imposing some kind of sensible order on the unruly conjunction of art and the body... Richly illustrated with great graphics and a comprehensive collection of essays by key writers on the subject, The Artist's Body is a snip at the price and a must have for anyone interested in contemporary art."―Exhibit: A

About the Author:

Amelia Jones is Head of Art History and Pilkington Chair at the University of Manchester. Among her numerous publications are Postmodernism and the En-Gendering of Marcel Duchamp (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and Body Art/Performing the Subject (University of Minnesota Press, 1998). As curator, Jones has organized exhibitions including 'Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art History' at the UCLA/ Armand Hammer Museum (1996). Amelia Jones is noted for her essays on many artists who centre their imagery on their own bodies, among them Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Robert Morris and Cindy Sherman.

Tracey Warr is an independent British curator and writer. She was previously Lecturer in Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford and Researcher in Site-specific Art at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey (1997-99). A member of the Editorial Board of Performance Research Journal, her projects have included the Edge Biennales in Newcastle/Glasgow (1990) and London/Madrid (1992). She has curated work by artists such as Marina Abramovic, Stelarc and Helen Chadwick. Warr is currently Director of Arts and Cultural Management at Dartington College of Art, Totnes, Devon.


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780714863931: The Artist's Body: features key artists in the field from pioneers such as Marcel Duchamp and Jackson Pollock to contemporary artists Matthew Barney (Themes & Movements)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0714863939 ISBN 13:  9780714863931
Publisher: Phaidon Press, 2012
Softcover

9780714835020: The Artist's Body: Themes and Movements (Themes & Movements)

Phaido..., 2000
Hardcover

9780714898377: Artist's Body

Phaido..., 2006
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Warr, Tracey
ISBN 10: 0714847011 ISBN 13: 9780714847016
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ABC
(Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # DH29pb pg852to1151-27257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
43.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

ISBN 10: 0714847011 ISBN 13: 9780714847016
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # E-0714847011

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
226.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

ISBN 10: 0714847011 ISBN 13: 9780714847016
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0714847011

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
226.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Tracey Warr
Published by Phaidon Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0714847011 ISBN 13: 9780714847016
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Phaidon Press, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0714847011

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
597.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.44
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds