- Hardcover: 282 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition edition (October 13, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0520257286
- ISBN-13: 978-0520257283
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.9 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,861,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this engaging history of the Art Workers' Coalition, Julia Bryan-Wilson considers the dilemmas and contradictions as well as the artistic innovation and activism that resulted when 'artist' and 'worker' were brought into conjunction at a volatile moment in the late 1960s. Carl Andre in blue coveralls, Robert Morris driving a forklift, Hans Haacke polling gallery-goers, Lucy Lippard delivering her art reviews right after delivering her babyto such iconic images and moments Bryan-Wilson brings her thorough scholarship and keen analysis.”Douglas Crimp, author of On the Museum's Ruins
In Julia Bryan-Wilson's deeply researched and insightful Art Workers, episodes that had seemed familiar and safely filed away take on a new narrative drive, a more profound salience for contemporary art practice, and a greater weight in our historical understanding of a crucial period.”Thomas Crow, author of The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent
This brilliant, vital, and timely study opens up a view of 1960s and 1970s American art that we didn't know we needed until we had it. One by one, the remarkably perceptive chapters of Bryan-Wilson's book converge to form a volume in the best tradition of the intellectual and interdisciplinary freedoms that remain the chief legacy of the period. The political lives of makers and objects have a new champion in Bryan-Wilson.”Darby English, author of How to See A Work of Art in Total Darkness
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1. From Artists to Art Workers,
2. Carl Andre's Work Ethic,
3. Robert Morris's Art Strike,
4. Lucy Lippard's Feminist Labor, and
5. Hans Haacke's Paperwork.
There are 91 b&w illus., as well as 8 pages of color illus. at p. 118/119.