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Designing Our Way to a Better World

Designing Our Way to a Better World

Thomas Fisher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

Design involves envisioning what we need that doesn’t yet exist, and realizing possible futures better than what we have. This book applies that way of thinking about design to a range of poorly ... More

Designing the Creative ChildPlaythings and Places in Midcentury America

Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America

Amy F. Ogata

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679607
eISBN:
9781452948119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This book explores how a perception of children as imaginative and “naturally” creative was constructed, disseminated, and consumed in the United States after World War II. I argue that educational ... More

Developing AnimalsWildlife and Early American Photography

Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography

Matthew Brower

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654789
eISBN:
9781452946191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654789.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

Pictures of animals are now ubiquitous, but the ability to capture animals on film was a significant challenge in the early era of photography. This book takes us back to the time when Americans ... More

Diane Arbus's 1960sAuguries of Experience

Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Frederick Gross

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

In any decade the work of only a very few artists offers a template for understanding the culture and ideas of their time. Photographer Diane Arbus is one of these rare artists, and this book returns ... More

Digital Art and MeaningReading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations

Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations

Roberto Simanowski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667376
eISBN:
9781452946788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667376.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

In a world increasingly dominated by the digital, the critical response to digital art generally ranges from hype to counter hype. Popular writing about specific artworks seldom goes beyond promoting ... More

Distant Wars VisibleThe Ambivalence of Witnessing

Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Wendy Kozol

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Distant Wars Visible brings a new perspective to the enduring question about the efficacy of conflict photography and other forms of visual advocacy. In the twenty-first century, visuality has been a ... More

Drawing on ArtDuchamp and Company

Drawing on Art: Duchamp and Company

Dalia Judovitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665297
eISBN:
9781452946535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665297.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Marcel Duchamp’s 1919 readymade, L.H.O.O.Q., which he created by drawing a moustache and goatee on a commercial reproduction of the Mona Lisa, precipitated a radical reevaluation of the meaning of ... More

The Ethics of Earth Art

The Ethics of Earth Art

Amanda Boetzkes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665884
eISBN:
9781452946450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665884.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Since its inception in the 1960s, the earth art movement has sought to make visible the elusive presence of nature. Though most often associated with monumental land-based sculptures, earth art ... More

FeltFluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Chris Thompson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book provides a nonlinear look at the engagement of the postwar avant-garde with Eastern spirituality, a context in which the German artist Joseph Beuys appears as an uneasy shaman. Centered on ... More

The Freak-gardeExtraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Robin Blyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Since the 1890s, American artists have employed the arts of the freak show to envision radically different ways of being. The result is a rich avant-garde tradition that critiques and challenges ... More

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