Why Are We Artists

Author: Jessica Lack
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241236338
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Art

'Art is not a luxury. Art is a basic social need to which everyone has a right'. This extraordinary collection of 100 artists' manifestos from across the globe over the last 100 years brings together political activists, anti-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and a host of other voices. From the Négritude movement in Europe, Africa and Martinique to Japan's Bikyoto, from Iraqi modernism to Australian cyberfeminism, they are by turns personal, political, utopian, angry, sublime and revolutionary. Some have not been published in English before; some were written in climates of censorship and brutality; some contain visions of a future still on the horizon. What unites them is the belief that art can change the world.

100 Artists Manifestos

Author: Alex Danchev
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141191799
Release Date: 2011-01-27
Genre: Political Science

In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists� manifestos are nothing if not revolutionary. They are outlandish, outrageous, and frequently offensive. They combine wit, wisdom, and world-shaking demands. This collection gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Mayakovsky, Rodchenko, Le Corbusier, Picabia, Dal�, Oldenburg, Vertov, Baselitz, Kitaj, Murakami, Gilbert and George, together with their allies and collaborators � such figures as Marinetti, Apollinaire, Breton, Trotsky, Guy Debord and Rem Koolhaas. Edited with an Introduction by Alex Danchev

Poetry of the Revolution

Author: Martin Puchner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691122601
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

Martin Puchner tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the political manifestos of the 19th and 20th centuries. He argues that the manifesto was the genre through which modern culture articulated its revolutionary ambitions and desires.

Manifesto

Author: Mary Ann Caws
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: UVA:X004479061
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Art

The first anthology of its kind, Manifesto features over two hundred artistic and cultural manifestos from a wide range of countries. The manifesto, a public statement that sets forth the tenets of a forthcoming, existing, or potential movement or "ism"—or that plays on the idea of one—became in various modernisms a crucial and forceful vehicle for artists, writers, and other intellectuals to express their ideas about the direction of aesthetics and society. Included in this collection are texts ranging from Kurt Schwitters's Cow Manifesto to those written in the name of well-known movements—imagism, cubism, surrealism, symbolism, vorticism, projectivism—and less well-known ones—lettrism, acmeism, concretism, rayonism. Also covered are expressionist, Dada, and futurist movements from French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Latin American perspectives, as well as local movements, such as Brazilian hallucinism. Influential, startling, unsettling, amusing, and continually engaging, these modernist manifestos give voice to a fascinating array of ideas and opinions that will prove invaluable to scholars and students of nineteenth and twentieth-century art, literature, and culture.

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Author: Vincent Van Gogh
Publisher: Magpie
ISBN: 9781780333298
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Art

A carefully selected edition of the letters of Van Gogh. For this great artist it is unusually difficult to separate his life from his work. These letters reveal his inner turmoil and strength of character, and provide an extraordinary insight into the intensity and creativity of his artistic life.

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Author: Andy Warhol
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547543437
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections—he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America, and his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; about his good times and bad in New York, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and his life among celebrities.

The Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms

Author: Simon Wilson
Publisher: Tate
ISBN: 1854377507
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Art

A comprehensive resource that provides readers with an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art.

The Romantic Manifesto

Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101137727
Release Date: 1971-10-01
Genre: Philosophy

In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned book, Ayn Rand throws a new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again Miss Rand eloquently demonstrates her refusal to let popular catchwords and conventional ideas stand between her and the truth as she has discovered it. The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead as one of the most important achievements of our time.

Ideal

Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698183971
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: Fiction

NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED In print for the first time ever, author and philosopher Ayn Rand’s novel Ideal. Originally conceived as a novel, but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal—a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul. Each reacts to her plight in his own way, their reactions a glimpse into their secret selves and their true values. In the end their responses to her pleas give Kay the answers she has been seeking. Ideal was written in 1934 as a novel, but Ayn Rand thought the theme of the piece would be better realized as a play and put the novel aside. Now, both versions of Ideal are available for the first time ever to the millions of Ayn Rand fans around the world, giving them a unique opportunity to explore the creative process of Rand as she wrote first a book, then a play, and the differences between the two. INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION BY LEONARD PEIKOFF

The Dharma Bums

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140042520
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Fiction

During the 1950s the search for Buddhist truths takes two young Bohemians through a series of bizarre experiences in California

You Are Not a Gadget

Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307593146
Release Date: 2010-01-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this provocative critique of how digital design is shaping society, for better and for worse. Informed by Lanier’s experience and expertise as a computer scientist, You Are Not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural problems that have unwittingly risen from programming choices—such as the nature of user identity—that were “locked-in” at the birth of digital media and considers what a future based on current design philosophies will bring. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based data storage systems, and Web 2.0 designs that elevate the “wisdom” of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and wisdom of individuals, his message has never been more urgent. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sanshiro

Author: Natsume Soseki
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141938073
Release Date: 2009-11-26
Genre: Fiction

One of Soseki's most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving 'real world' of Tokyo, its women and university. In the subtle tension between our appreciation of Soseki's lively humour and our awareness of Sanshiro's doomed innocence, the novel comes to life. Sanshiro is also penetrating social and cultural commentary.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132488
Release Date: 2012-04-20
Genre: Art

Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.

Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

Author: Lawrence Weschler
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520045955
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Architecture

Traces the life and career of the California artist, who currently works with pure light and the subtle modulation of empty space

Grapefruit

Author: Yoko Ono
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743201100
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Art

Originally published in 1970, "Grapefruit" remains one of the icons of a generation, with a mixture of poetic verse, drawings, mock questionnaires, and more. Line drawings.