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Weintraub, Linda
To life! : eco art in pursuit of a sustainable planet / Linda Weintraub
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  N8217.E28 W45 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Environment (Art)
Ecology in art
Environmental protection in art
Artists -- United States
Art, American -- 20th century
Art, American -- 21st century
Art, Modern -- 20th century
Art, Modern -- 21st century
Physical Description xxxv, 340 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Schematics/indexes/glossaries. Art genres -- Art strategies -- Eco issues -- Eco approaches -- Art: artistic infrastructure. Introduction -- Eco art is -- Eco art is not -- Eco: ecological operatives. Introduction -- Eco art themes -- Eco art aesthetics -- Eco art materials -- Twentieth-century eco art pioneers. Ant Farm (USA) : conspicuous consumption -- Herbert Bayer (Austria) : watershed management and beautification -- Joseph Beuys (Germany) : energy generation as social sculpture -- Hans Haacke (Germany) : ecological/political/cultural systems -- Helen and Newton Harrison (USA) : strategies to sustain life -- Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austria) : built environments as living systems -- Allan Kaprow (USA) : performing a river -- Frans Krajcberg (Poland) : integral naturalism -- Mario Merz (Italy) : template of life and dynamism -- Carolee Schneemann (USA) : primal immersions -- Bonnie Ora Sherk (USA) : urban oasis -- Alan Sonfist (USA) : preservation of living systems -- Mierle Laderman Ukeles (USA) : honoring maintenance -- Twenty-first-century eco art explorers. Brandon Ballengée (USA) : species reclamation -- The Beehive Design Collective (USA) : the true cost of coal -- Mel Chin (USA) : soil remediation -- Chu Yun (China) : planned obsolescence -- Critical Art Ensemble (USA) : contestational biology -- Fernando García-Dory (Spain) : neo-pastoralism -- Bright Ugochukwu Eke (Nigeria) : acid rain check -- Nicole Fournier (Canada) : poly agriculture -- Amy Franceschini (USA) : do-it-yourself energy generation -- Gelitin (Austria) : one with nature -- Andy Goldsworthy (UK) : anthropocentric/ecocentric beauty -- Andy Gracie (UK) : bioelectronics -- Tue Greenfort (Denmark) : salvation through conservation -- Terike Haapoja (Finland) : cross-species affinity -- HeHe (UK and Germany) : air pollutants -- Natalie Jeremijenko (Australia) : citizen ecologists -- Yun-Fei Ji (China) : failings of an engineering triumph -- Eduardo Kac (Brazil) : painting with life -- Jae Rhim Lee (South Korea) : cultivating the human body -- Maya Lin (USA) : the sixth extinction -- Michael Mandiberg (USA) : tactical media campaign -- Viet Ngo (Vietnam) : corporate-scale eco art -- Marjetica Potrč (Slovenia) : DIY renewal for slums and condos -- Red Earth (UK) : deep time -- Pedro Reyes (Mexico) : pistols into spades -- Tomás Saraceno (Argentina) : sun/wind/flower power -- Simon Starling (UK) : energy foibles and follies -- Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger (Switzerland) : twin perils--excess and scarcity -- Tavares Strachan (Bahamas) : prepping for global warming -- SUPERFLEX (Denmark) : toolbox for social justice -- Reverend Billy Talen (USA) : stop shopping gospel -- Tissue Culture & Art Project (Finland and UK) : victimless leather and meat -- Lily Yeh (China) : holistic healing and renewal -- Marina Zurkow (USA) : turf wars and global warming -- The future -- Addendum: personal survey--What do I believe?
Summary This text is the first international survey of twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists who are transforming the global challenges facing humanity and the Earth's diverse living systems. Their pioneering explorations are situated at today's cultural, scientific, economic, spiritual, and ethical frontiers.--Publisher description

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