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More Than Meat Joy: Complete Performance Works & Selected Writings Carolee Schneemann

More Than Meat Joy: Complete Performance Works & Selected Writings

Carolee Schneemann

Published March 1st 1979
ISBN : 9780914232162
Hardcover
288 pages
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 About the Book 

A new edition of the only book that documents Schneemanns complete works up to 1978. As performance art books go, this one is especially unusual for its integration of large numbers of photographs with performance scores as well as descriptiveMoreA new edition of the only book that documents Schneemanns complete works up to 1978. As performance art books go, this one is especially unusual for its integration of large numbers of photographs with performance scores as well as descriptive texts. Schneemann -- one of the original creators of performance art -- began making events and happenings in 1960. Over thirty works are documented here (this book was originally published in 1979). The range of her work has been substantial and broadly influential: from solo improvisations to large group ensemble pieces, from starkly bare stagings to multi-media and multi-sensory extravaganzas. Schneemanns performance works -- direct extensions of her equally important work as a painter and filmmaker -- have been performed throughout Europe and the United States. This book includes sections of her selected writings gathered from art and literary magazines, diaries, and journals- and it completed by a festschrift of tributes from notable artists, poets, and critics. More Than Meat Joy is vital to an understanding of the origins and intentions of performance art, as well as being the expression of an enormously important artist.