Before pictures
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Brooklyn, New York : Dancing Foxes Press ;, 2016.
Format
Book
ISBN
9780226423456, 022642345X
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307 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Published
Brooklyn, New York : Dancing Foxes Press ;, 2016.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226423456, 022642345X
UPC
40026717031

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Includes index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
Douglas Crimp is the rare art critic whose work profoundly influenced a generation of artists. He is best known for his work with the "Pictures Generation" the very name of which Crimp coined to define the work of artists like Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman who appropriated images from mass culture to carry out a subversive critique. But while his influence is widely recognized, we know little about Crimp's own formative experiences before "Pictures. Before Pictures tells the story of Crimp's life as a young gay man and art critic in New York City during the late 1960s through the turbulent 1970s. Crimp participated in all of what made the city so stimulating in that vibrant decade. The details of his professional and personal life are interwoven with this the particularly rich history of New York City at that time, producing a vivid portrait of both the critic and his adopted city. The book begins with his escape from his hometown in Idaho, and we quickly find Crimp writing criticism for ArtNews while working at the Guggenheim where, as a young curatorial assistant, he was one of the few to see Daniel Buren's Peinture-Sculpture before it was removed amid cries of institutional censorship. Part biography and part cultural history, Before Pictures is a courageous account of an exceptional period in both Crimp's life and the life of New York City. At the same time, it offers a deeply personal and engaging point of entry into important issues in contemporary art.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Crimp, D. (2016). Before pictures . Dancing Foxes Press ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Crimp, Douglas. 2016. Before Pictures. Dancing Foxes Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Crimp, Douglas. Before Pictures Dancing Foxes Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Crimp, Douglas. Before Pictures Dancing Foxes Press ;, 2016.

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