Performance Art by Roselee Goldberg
From Futurism to the Present (World of Art)

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“A clear and accurate history of . . . a continuous development of enormous consequence to the most adventurous twentieth-century art."—Robert Rosenblum

Performance art is now at the forefront of contemporary art world-wide and the desire for direct engagement with today’s most prominent artists explains its wide appeal to the expanding audience for new art. Artists such as Mariko Mori, Paul McCarthy, Matthew Barney and Forced Entertainment can now be seen in the context of previous innovators, from the Dadaists to Laurie Anderson.

First published in 1979, now extensively updated and expanded, this pioneering book has been supplemented by the definitive account of the current technological, political and aesthetic shifts in performance art. 186 black-and-white illustrations

About Roselee Goldberg

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RoseLee Goldberg is an art historian, curator, critic and leading authority on performance art. Among her other books are Laurie Anderson, Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, and Performance: Live Art Since the 60s.
Published March 1, 1988 by Harry N Abrams. 240 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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First widely, and fittingly, recognized in the 1970s the heyday of conceptual art, which insisted on ""an art of ideas over product, and on an art that could not be bought and sold"" performance art has thrived in recent decades, according to RoseLee Goldberg's Performance Art: From Futurism ...

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RTF was one the pioneers of fusion jazz back in the ’70s, and the quartet’s reunion at SPAC for their only U.S. festival performance was the big draw of day one at the fest.

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ALBANY — Singer, songwriter and cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge brought her Revival Tour 2008 to the Palace on a warm Saturday night, and this was without a doubt an event.

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