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Becker, Carol

Works: 72 works in 156 publications in 4 languages and 5,015 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Interviews  Essays  Autobiographies  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker
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Most widely held works about Carol Becker
Most widely held works by Carol Becker
The Subversive imagination : artists, society, and social responsibility by Carol Becker( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Zones of contention : essays on art, institutions, gender, and anxiety by Carol Becker( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by cultural critic Carol Becker plumbs particular areas of controversy to understand what information these "zones of contention" might yield about the multifarious culture wars taking place within American society today. In the process she addresses the place of art and artists in society, the difficulties facing women in the workplace, why male bonding exists, why women experience anxiety in relationship to creative endeavors, and why artists are misunderstood within American society. She positions art and artists, as well as institutional dynamics within a philosophical framework
Chris Ofili by Chris Ofili( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chris Ofili's intricately constructed works, combining beadlike dots of paint, collaged images from popular media, and elephant dung, create a unique iconography that marries African artistic and ritual practices with Western art historical traditions and contemporary hip-hop culture. This beautifully designed book, made in close collaboration with the artist, is the first to examine Ofili's artistic development and surveys his work in watercolor, graphite drawing, and sculpture. Literary and historical parallels from a formidable list of contributors explore the ways through which the artist has grasped his times with a palpable sense of history."--Jacket
The artist in society : rights, roles, and responsibilities by Carol Becker( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri A. Giroux: Borderline artists, cultural workers and the crisis of democracy ; Page Dubois : Democracy and the idea of the artist ;Honu K. Bhabha : The enchantment of art; Kathy Acker: proposition one; Michael Erre Dyson: Gangsta rap; Carol Becker: Survival of the artist in the new political climate; Michael Brenson: Securing a place for the artist in society
Surpassing the spectacle : global transformations and the changing politics of art by Carol Becker( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her newest book, leading social critic Carol Becker offers a timely analysis of the nature of art and its role in politics and society. Completed just before the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center catastrophe, Surpassing the Spectacle is now especially relevant in its analysis of the spectacle society that was omnipresent before that fatal day. This book is remarkably prescient of the new concerns that have now become foremost in our thoughts since the attack. This collection of essays explores such topics as public memorials, America's attempt to hold onto a sense of security while faced with the reality of international terrorists living within our own cities, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, restorative justice, and issues of freedom of expression as they relate to incidents such as New York Mayor Guiliani's quest to ban Chris Ofili's painting of 'The Holy Virgin Mary' at the Brooklyn Museum. The essays cohere around Becker's central concerns: the education and role of artists in a post post-modern climate, controversies over public space, iconography, memorializing, and the myth of the global citizen. Throughout, Becker works to reconstruct a vision of humanity that incorporates, and hopefully moves us beyond, a dystopian moment when we no longer were able to use words such as humane, accountable, or the public good without seeming nostalgic and romantic. Becker raises the question of the place of art and the function of public intellectuals in a society desperately in need of creativity and leadership
Theaster Gates by Theaster Gates( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first monograph of Chicago-based Theaster Gates, one of the most exciting and highly regarded contemporary artists at work today. Celebrated for bridging the gap between art and life, Gates' work encourages political, social and spatial change, and reaches beyond a traditional art audience. His output includes sculpture, installation, performance, architecture and urban interventions, and has been exhibited and critically acclaimed in important exhibitions including Documenta Kassel and the Venice Biennale. This is the first time all his significant projects are collected and examined together
Different voices : a social, cultural, and historical framework for change in the American art museum by Carol Becker( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliografie : p. 144-147 Papers from a two-part symposium presented by the Association of art museum directors. Part 1 was held on June 7-8, 1990, in Chicago ; Part II on January 31-February 1, 1991, in Honolulu.Congresbijdragen over de rol en de taak van musea in de moderne multi-culturele samenleving. Zowel de theorie als de praktijk komen aan bod
Losing Helen : an essay by Carol Becker( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing Helen is a moving and inspiring essay that tracks an adult daughter through the many complex phases of grief as she anticipates the inevitable loss of her elderly mother. Finding strength and guidance in the spiritual insights of writers, artists, Western religion, and Eastern philosophies, the narrator undergoes a profound transformation while striving to design an end-of-life experience that is meaningful and sacred not only for her mother but also for herself
Accidental audience : urban interventions by artists( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frauen leben anders : die Zerreissprobe zwischen Familie, Beruf und Persönlichkeit bestehen by Carol Becker( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ally : Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio by Fabric Workshop and Museum( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ally brings together three artist personalities who are all outstanding in their fields: the sculptor and photographer Janine Antoni and the dancers and choreographers Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio. Together they created a series of works - sculptures and installations as well as film and performance artworks - which the volume reproduces in impressive photographs. When invited to create a retrospective of her sculptural works, the artist Janine Antoni preferred to ask herself what her works would look like when interpreted by other artists and translated into movement. Together with the choreographers Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio she created unique perfomance artworks whose main focus lies on corporeality. It reveals the enormous potential that lies in the combination of sculpture and dance. Critical essays by writers and art theorists accompany the encounter between artists from different generations and genres and show how they have created together a new pictorial languages."--
Social responsibility and the place of the artist in society by Carol Becker( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the green ants dream : aspects of community in six parts by Carol Becker( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El drama invisible : la angustia de las mujeres ante el cambio by Carol Becker( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerda Meyer Bernstein : January 2000, Fassbender, Chicago( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jules Maidoff : recent work = opere recenti 1992-1996 /[testi, Carol Becker, Joachim Burmeister] by Jules Maidoff( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in Italian and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funding surface transportation in Minnesota : past, present and prospects by Zhirong Zhao( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transportation systems play an imperative role in enhancing the productivity and the quality of life in the United States. The funding and financing of transportation is a complex process requiring joint efforts of federal, state, and local governments. To meet current and future transportation needs, policymakers must constantly assess the mechanism of transportation finance to ensure adequate and sustainable investment. In recent years, depleting state and local budgets and growing capital and maintenance costs related to transportation have been a common challenge. The state of Minnesota is estimated to have billions in unmet transportation needs to keep up with inflation and the increase in transportation demands. This report reviews the funding of public surface transportation systems (including highways, transit and local roads) in Minnesota. We look at how transportation projects have been funded, identify current and future policy issues likely to affect transportation funding, and go over some of the funding options suggested by other researchers. The aim is to encourage better understanding and management of issues related to transportation funding in Minnesota
Thinking in place : art, action, and cultural production by Carol Becker( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Subversive imagination : artists, society, and social responsibility
Zones of contention : essays on art, institutions, gender, and anxietyChris OfiliSurpassing the spectacle : global transformations and the changing politics of artThinking in place : art, action, and cultural production