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Title West of Center : Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977 / Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner, editors ; foreword by Lucy R. Lippard
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press ; [Denver, Colo.] : Published in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 389 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Foreword : Memory as model / Lucy R. Lippard -- Introduction : The counterculture experiment : consciousness and encounters at the edge of art / Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner -- Part. I. Communal encounters. How to build a commune : Drop City's influence on the Southwestern Commune Movement / Erin Elder -- Collective movement : Anna and Lawrence Halprin's joint workshops / Eva J. Friedberg -- The Farm by the freeway / Jana Blankenship -- San Francisco video collectives and the counterculture / Deanne Pytlinski -- Part II. Handmade worlds -- Handmade genders : queer costuming in San Francisco circa 1970 / Julia Bryan-Wilson -- Libre, Colorado, and the hand-built home / Amy Azzarito -- Craft and the handmade at Paolo Soleri's communal settlements / Elissa Auther -- Pond Farm and the summer craft experience / Jenni Sorkin -- Expanded cinema in Los Angeles : the single wing turquoise bird / David E. James -- Paper walls : political posters in an age of mass media / Tom WIlson -- Part III. Cultural politics. The print culture of Yolanda M. López / Karen Mary Davalos -- The countercultural 'Indian' : visualizing retribalization at the human be-in / Mark Watson -- Goddess : feminist art and spirituality in the 1970s / Jennie Klein -- The revolution will be visualized : Black Panther artist Emory Douglas / Colette Gaiter -- Out of the closets, into the woods : the post-Stonewall emergence of queer anti-urbanism / Scott Herring -- Part IV. Altered consciousness. Naked pictures : Ansel Adams and the Esalen Institute / Suzanne Hudson -- Techniques of survival : the Harrisons and the environmental counterculture / Amanda Boetzkes -- Countercultural intoxication : an aesthetics of transformation / Mark Harris -- Everywhere present yet nowhere visible : Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dharma art at the Naropa Institute / Bill Scheffe -- Signifying the ineffable : rock poster art and psychedelic counterculture in San Francisco / Scott B. Montgomery
Summary ". In the heady and hallucinogenic days of the 1960s and '70s, a diverse range of artists and creative individuals based in the American West--from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest--broke the barriers between art and lifestyle and embraced the new, hybrid sensibilities of the countercultural movement. Often created through radically collaborative artistic practices, such works as Paolo Soleri's earth homes, the hand-built architecture of the Drop City and Libre communes, Yolanda López's political posters, the multisensory movement workshops of Anna and Lawrence Hal
Notes Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Nov. 10, 2011-Feb. 19, 2012 and at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Sept. 29, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Art and society -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Counterculture -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Ausstellung
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Form Electronic book
Author Auther, Elissa.
Lerner, Adam, 1966-
Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
ISBN 0816678634 (electronic bk.)
9780816678631 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Art and the counterculture experiment in America, 1965-1977