Childsplay

the art of Allan Kaprow

By Kelley, Jeff & Kaprow, Allan

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ISBN
978-0-52023-671-4
Publisher
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on December 13, 2004

Described variously as "an avant-garde revolutionary, a radical sociologist, a Zen(ish) monk, a progressive educator and an anti-art theorist," Kaprow is almost as difficult to define as his art, which he considered "un-art." Kaprow created "happenings," which incorporated materials usually dispersed at the end of a performance, as well as the actions of the participants themselves. They ranged from chaotic installation "environments" (Beauty Parlor, The Apple Shrine) and carnivalesque, sometimes menacing, spectacles (Tree, Chicken, Courtyard) to intensely priv...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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