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Antin, David

Works: 148 works in 247 publications in 2 languages and 5,589 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Bibliography  Interviews  History  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Poetry readings (Sound recordings) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., zxx
Classifications: PS3551.N75, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Antin
Talking at the boundaries by David Antin( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking by David Antin( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If someone came up and started talking a poem at you how would you know it was a poem? So begins David Antin's Talking, a collection of writings that defy classification. Combining a passion for storytelling and improvisation with a unique sensitivity to the relationship between verbal and written language, Antin creates a work that is hilarious and intelligent, making use of techniques of poetry, fiction, theater, autobiography, and cultural criticism. The four pieces here center on political, social, and artistic concerns that were both timely and ahead of their time. In them we see Antin's real poetic achievement: the creation of new artistic forms
I never knew what time it was by David Antin( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this series of intricately related texts, internationally known poet, critic, and performance artist David Antin explores the experience of time-how it's felt, remembered, and recounted. These free-form talk pieces-sometimes called talk poems or simply talks-began as improvisations at museums, universities, and poetry centers where Antin was invited to come and think out loud. Serious and playful, they move rapidly from keen analysis to powerful storytelling to passages of pure comedy, as they range kaleidoscopically across Antin's experiences: in the New York City of his childhood and youth, the Eastern Europe of family and friends, and the New York and Southern California of his art and literary career. The author's analysis and abrasive comedy have been described as a mix of Lenny Bruce and Ludwig Wittgenstein, his commitment to verbal invention and narrative as a fusion of Mark Twain and Gertrude Stein. Taken together, these pieces provide a rich oral history of and critical context for the evolution of the California art scene from the 1960s onward."--
What it means to be avant-garde by David Antin( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and French and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What it means to be avant-garde is David Antin's third collection of "talk poems" published by New Directions. As in his earlier talking at the boundaries (1976), and tuning (winner of the 1984 PEN/Los Angeles Literary Award for Poetry), Antin's brilliant improvised disquisitions at once challenge readers' expectations even as they instruct and entertain. A poet, performance artist, art critic, and professor of visual arts, Antin, since his college days in New York in the '50s, has been at the cutting edge of the avant-garde. The avant-garde? Yes, if by this is meant not an image of fashion but the place where art and life intersect, imparting to both a greater urgency - if is meant the place where experience and knowledge find their deepest expression, where the idea of a universal language can find shape, where the price of art is itself, where the fringe is the very center of existence
Tuning by David Antin( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical coherency : selected essays on art and literature, 1966 to 2005 by David Antin( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We got to talking"--So David Antin begins the introduction to Radical Coherency, embarking on the pursuit that has marked much of his breathless, brilliantly conversational work. For the past forty years, whether spoken under the guise of performance artist or poet, cultural explorer or literary critic, Antin's innovative observations have helped us to better understand everything from Pop to Postmodernism. Intimately wedded to the worlds of conceptual art and poetics, Radical Coherency collects Antin's influential critical essays and spontaneous, performed lectures (or "talk pieces") for the
Meditations by David Antin( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Code of flag behavior by David Antin( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John cage uncaged is still cagey by David Antin( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems, 1963-1973 by David Antin( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a shaman's notebook : primitive and archaic poetry by Jerome Rothenberg( )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conversation with David Antin by David Antin( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of photography : art, politics, and the reinvention of a medium( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The uses of Photography examines a network of artists who were active in Southern California between the late 1960s and early 1980s and whose experiments with photography opened the medium to a profusion of new strategies and subjects. These artists introduced urgent social issues and themes of everyday life into the seemingly neutral territory of conceptual art, through photographic works that took on hybrid forms, from books and postcards to video and text-and-image installations. Tracing a crucial history of photoconceptual practice, The Uses of Photography focuses on an artistic community that formed in and around the young University of California San Diego, founded in 1960, and its visual arts department, founded in 1967. Artists such as Eleanor Antin, Allan Kaprow, Fred Lonidier, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, and Carrie Mae Weems employed photography and its expanded forms as a means to dismantle modernist autonomy, to contest notions of photographic truth, and to engage in political critique. The work of these artists shaped emergent accounts of postmodernism in the visual arts and their influence is felt throughout the global contemporary art world today."--Page 4 of cover
A reading of primitive and archaic poetry : origins and meanings, death and defeat by Jerome Rothenberg( )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How long is the present : selected talk poems of David Antin by David Antin( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet, performance artist, and critic David Antin invented the "talk poem." He insisted that his poems be oral and created in front of a live audience, in a specific time and place, with the transcription of the performance adjusted for print by presenting it not in prose but in short units interrupted by white spaces to indicate verbal pauses with little or no punctuation. In this book editor Stephen Fredman provides critical introductions to a selection of talk poems from Antin's now out-of-print collections in conjunction with a new interview with the author. As Fredman points out, Antin's work is a form in conceptual writing that has influenced a generation of experimental poets. His talk poems are essential for classroom and scholarly discussions about modernism, postmodernism, and poetry--offering an opportunity to strengthen the tie between science and the humanities"--
Some/thing( )

in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Definitions by David Antin( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the war : a long novel with few words by David Antin( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vingt poètes américains by David Antin( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems for peace : a benefit reading for the New York Workshop in Nonviolence( Recording )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Antin, David 1932-

Antin, David, 1932-2016

David Antin

David Antin Amerikaans kunstcriticus (1932-2016)

David Antin Poet and critic

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English (120)

French (5)

I never knew what time it wasWhat it means to be avant-gardeTuningRadical coherency : selected essays on art and literature, 1966 to 2005Selected poems, 1963-1973A conversation with David Antin