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Mining for Gold: Selected Writings, 1979-1996
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Publisher Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
Publication date December 10, 2005
Pages 233
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9782940271221
ISBN-10 2940271224
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: More than any artist-writer of his generation, Thomas Lawson has the makeup of a true journalist. He is an embedded correspondent, a polemical editorialist, sending his first-person dispatches from the front lines. He knows the terrain from many vantage points: He is an artist, publisher, occasional curator and academic (current dean at CalArts) in addition to being a writer. Reacting to the ambient hegemony of late modernism and its avant-garde myths, Lawson is determined to take sides, to make critical distinctions, attempting along the way to enunciate a progressive position from the very heart of an increasingly reactionary milieu. This collection of essays focuses on the emergence of appropriation and includes such seminal texts as “Last Exit: Painting.” Mining for Gold provides a comprehensive narrative of some of the most trenchant ideological quarrels to have surfaced from within the art world of the 1980s.

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9782940271221 | details & prices | 233 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.00
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