The Resource Utopias : documents of contemporary art, edited by Richard Noble

Utopias : documents of contemporary art, edited by Richard Noble

Label
Utopias : documents of contemporary art
Title
Utopias
Title remainder
documents of contemporary art
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard Noble
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Throughout its diverse manifestations, the utopian entails two related but contradictory elements: the aspiration to a better world, and the acknowledgment that its form may only ever live in our imaginations. Furthermore, we are as haunted by the failures of utopian enterprise as we are inspired by the desire to repair the failed and build the new. Contemporary art reflects this general ambivalence. The utopian impulse informs politically activist and relational art, practices that fuse elements of art, design, and architecture, and collaborative projects aspiring to progressive social or political change. Two other tendencies have emerged in recent art: a looking backward to investigate the utopian elements of previous eras, and the imaginative modeling of alternative worlds as intimations of possibility. This anthology contextualizes these utopian currents in relation to political thought, viewing the utopian as a key term in the artistic lineage of modernity
  • It illuminates how the exploration of utopian themes in art today contributes to our understanding of contemporary cultures, and the possibilities for shaping their futures."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
700/.4581
Index
index present
LC call number
N6490
LC item number
.U83 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Documents of contemporary art
Label
Utopias : documents of contemporary art, edited by Richard Noble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
The Utopian Imaginary -- Utopian Avant-Gardes -- Therapeutic Utopias -- Critical Utopias -- Utopia and Its (Im)Possibilities
Control code
000044133212
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
238 p.
Isbn
9780262640695
Lccn
2009015856
Other control number
3034866
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.b25862534
System control number
  • (OCoLC)472748154
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