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Allan Kaprow, Robert Smithson, and the limits to art

Allan Kaprow, Robert Smithson, and the limits to art

Ursprung, Philip, author

This innovative study of two of the most important artists of the 20th century links the art practices of Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson in their attempts to test the limits of art - both what it is and where it is

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Berkeley: University of California Press, [2013]
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Statement of responsibility: by Philip Ursprung ; translated by Fiona Elliott
ISBN: 0520245415, 9780520245419
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Translated from the German.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 324 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Art and Design.; Earthworks; Kaprow, Allan; Kaprow, Allan Criticism and interpretation.; Smithson, Robert; 1960s; Art movements History 20th century.; Smithson, Robert Criticism and interpretation.; Performance art; Land art


  1. List of Illustrations
  2. Preface and Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
  4. Limits to Growth: The Sixties and Early Seventies
  5. The Continental European Perspective
  6. Allan Kaprow and the Limits to Painting
  7. "Oedipal-just for fun": Allan Kaprow and Art History
  8. Environments
  9. "The Legacy of Jackson Pollock"
  10. The Hansa Gallery
  11. Art and the Division of Labor: 18 Happenings in 6 Parts
  12. My 18 Happenings in 6 Parts
  13. The Happeners' Bodies
  14. A Service for the Dead
  15. Calling
  16. The Triumph of Pop Art
  17. The Nonentry of Happenings into the Art Museum
  18. "Happenings in the New York Scene"
  19. Claes Oldenburg versus Allan Kaprow
  20. Naturalism and Modernism
  21. Performing Architecture
  22. Site Specificity
  23. Fluids
  24. The Limits to Sculpture: Robert Smithson and Earth Art
  25. The Excursions: Critiquing Minimalism
  26. "The Crystal Land"
  27. "The Monuments of Passaic"
  28. "Incidents of Mirror-Travel in the Yucatan"
  29. Hotel Palenque
  30. The Triumph of Minimal Art
  31. The Sculpture Boom and the Case of Michael Fried
  32. Robert Smithson and Marcel Duchamp
  33. Dan Graham and the Legacy of Robert Smithson
  34. Site and Nonsite
  35. Robert Smithson as the Artistic Advisor to the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
  36. A Nonsite (An Indoor Earthwork)
  37. Limits
  38. Earthworks
  39. Entropy
  40. Partially Buried Woodshed
  41. Spiral Jetty
  42. Political Landscape
  43. Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer
  44. The Military Sublime: Earth Art and the War in Vietnam
  45. "Cultural Confinement"
  46. Broken Circle/Spiral Hill and the Land Reclamation Projects
  47. The Limits to Art History
  48. Texts, Ephemeral Media, and Technical Reproductions in Art Scholarship
  49. Conclusion
  50. Notes
  51. Bibliography
  52. Art Credits
  53. Index