Essays On The Blurring of Art and Life, Allan Kaprow

 

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Kaprow's Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life (1993) is a collection of pieces written over four decades, that has made his theories about the practice of art in the present day available to ageneration of artists and critics.
Allan Kaprow's "happenings" and "environments" were the precursors to contemporary performance art, and his essays are some of the most thoughtful, provocative, and influential of his generation. His sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into focus in this newly expanded collection of his most significant writings.