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Antliff, Allan

Works: 29 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 1,604 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: N6535.N5, 709.74710747471
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Most widely held works by Allan Antliff
Anarchist modernism : art, politics, and the first American avant-garde by Allan Antliff( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals that during the World War I era modernists participated in a wide-ranging anarchist movement that encompassed lifestyles, literature, and art, as well as politics
Anarchy and art : from the Paris Commune to the fall of the Berlin Wall by Allan Antliff( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the powers of art is its ability to convey the human aspects of political events, ranging from war to revolution to sexual liberation. Art can also transform society, a theme that pervades this fascinating survey on art, artists, and anarchism since the nineteenth century. In numerous essays, Allan Antliff interrogates moments of engagement when artists, poets, philosophers, and critics have confronted pivotal events over the past 140 years. The survey begins with artist Gustave Courbet and writer Emile Zola's activism during the 1871 Paris Commune (which established the modern-day Frenc
Joseph Beuys by Allan Antliff( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the 'Phaidon Focus' series, this it the perfect introduction to the life and art of Joseph Beuys
Only a beginning : an anarchist anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only a beginning casts new light on the radical politics of the last quarter century and the centrality of anarchism for contemporary activism. Included are histories of major anarchist journals as well as essays on anarchist practices relevant to activist movements across North America." "Illustrated with original artwork and photographs, Only a Beginning is one of the most comprehensive collection of writings by anarchists ever assembled."--Jacket
Luis Jacob : towards a theory of impressionist and expressionist spectatorship by Luis Jacob( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Donald Judd : a symposium hosted by the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, May 3-4, 2008( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anarchie und Kunst von der Pariser Kommune bis zum Fall der Berliner Mauer by Allan Antliff( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of revolt : art and anarchism in America, 1908-1920 by Allan Antliff( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quivers : twenty linocuts by Richard Mock( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution takes as its starting point a maxim by anarchist feminist Emma Goldman to examine the political movement of anarchism through counter-cultural artistic practices. Including works from the 1960s to today, the exhibition proposes three interlinked topics: Free Love, Horizontality, and Black. Each platform features archival documentation, works by self-identified anarchist artists, and pieces that both affirm and complicate strategies of disruption and resistance. Artists: Elena Bajo, Bernadette Corporation, Adrian Blackwell, Black Mask, Lizzie Borden, Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros, John Cage, Christopher D'Arcangelo, Gayle 'Asali' Dickson, Emory Douglas, Sam Durant, Larry Fink, Claire Fontaine, Luis Jacob, John Jordan & Isabelle Fremeaux & Kypros Kyprianou, Kanonklubben, King Mob, The Living Theater, Jackson Mac Low, Sherry Millner & Ernest Larsen, Raymond Pettibon, Carolee Schneemann, Aldo Tambellini"--Haverford College website, viewed July 3, 2014
Making mischief : Dada invades New York by Francis M Naumann( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catalog for the landmark exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1996, proposes that Dada was not only important to the growth of American modernism, but that the ferment of New York played a critical role in the continuing photographs, and related documentary material records the achievements of the French emigres Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia, the American expatriate Man Ray, as well as American artists Charles Demuth, Katherine Dreier, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Florine Stettheimer, Clara Tice, and Beatrice Wood
Concrete insight art, the unconscious, and transformative spontaneity by Catherine M Nutting( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My thesis draws connections among Herbert Read's aesthetics, his anarchism, and Carl Jung's aesthetic theory. I discuss Jung's concept of individuation and its importance in his theory of the creative process of life. He distinguished between personalistic and archetypal art, and argued that the latter embodies primordial symbols that are inherently meaningful. Archetypal art, he believed, symbolizes unconscious knowledge, which can promote self-awareness and impact on society, if an individual is able to discern its relevance and integrate this into an ethical lifestyle. Jung emphasized the importance of rational discernment and ethical choices along with free creativity. I show how Read used these Jungian concepts to explain aspects of his aesthetic and political emphasis on freedom. According to Read, art creates reality and as such it is both personally transformative and socially activist: he believed that aesthetics are a mechanism of the natural world, and that art is a unique type of cognition that manifests new forms. Art communicates new versions of reality because perception is holistic, allowing people to perceive both the essence inherent in forms and the relationships among them. Further, I consider Read's belief that cognition and society are both organic, and should be allowed to evolve naturally. Therefore, according to Read, society must be anarchist so that creative freedom and aesthetic consciousness can be adequately supported. Finally, I conclude by highlighting the pivotal role of creative freedom in Jung's and Read's theories of personal and social change. I illustrate that Jung and Read concurred that the unique individual is the site of transformation, living out the organically creative nature of life
Autonomy as a temporary collective experience Anna Halprin's dance-events, Deweyan aesthetics, and the emergence of dialogical art in the Sixties by Tusa Shea( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the event-based work of San Francisco dancer and choreographer, Anna Halprin, this dissertation argues that relational art and aesthetics is an integral feature of modernism that can be traced to the emergence of dialogue in art practices of the 1950s and 60s. I argue that John Dewey's pragmatist aesthetics provided Anna Halprin, and other artists in her circle, with a coexistent experiential site for art's conception and production. This alternative aesthetic model was based on an embodied, holistic approach to aesthetic experience that was fundamentally different from the Kantian-based formalism articulated by Clement Greenberg. Uncovering this alternative aesthetic model matters, not only because it is a neglected tradition with contemporary theoretical resonance, but because it allows us to see that event-based art produced during the 1960s was not merely deconstructive; it also had a constructive social purpose, namely the modeling of temporary, non-totalizing communal experiences. I analyze this contingent collectivism through an anarchist lens, in order to demonstrate that anarchic principles and models of agency were enacted and kept operational in art communities, networks, and events and, furthermore, were supported by holistic philosophies grounded in concrete experience
Art, anarchy and activism( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columnists deride them, but Edmonton art historian Allan Antliff believes modern musicians, puppeteers and artists protesting in Seattle and Quebec City are part of a long and thoughtful tradition of using art for political change
Ever an Anarchist by Allan Antliff( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tektology, Russian constructivism, and Man with a Movie Camera by Melody A MacKenzie( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Constructivists wholeheartedly endorsed the future of Soviet socialism and they took a leading role in shaping proletarian ideology. Drawing on Bogdanov's theories of tektology and proletarian art, the Constructivists synthesized their artistic vision with the proletarian cultural movement. The Constructivists' desire to organize the collective as "worker-organizers" through "production" art was indebted to Bogdanov. In this regard, Constructivist work during the laboratory phase is paramount for understanding the role that Bogdanov's tektology played in the development of Constructivist theory. In 1929, Dziga Vertov produced Man with a Movie Camera, and an analysis of tektological methods used in this film reveal Vertov's ideological motivations. It is on this basis - building ideology - that tektology furnished a viable solution to the Constructivist pursuit of uniting the theoretical and the practical in their art
Biocentrism and anarchy : Herbert Read's modernism by Allan Antliff( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stella Bloch and the politics of art and dance by Kimberly Dawn Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examines the early career and art criticism of Stella Bloch, an artist, dancer and writer who was active in New York City during the World War One era. I focus on Bloch's most important essays from this period: 'Intuitions" (1919) and Dancing and the Drama, East & West (1922). In "Intuitions" Bloch developed a theory of aesthetics based on her study of Nietzsche and Buddhism. Dancing and the Drama, East & West incorporated this theory into the concept of an "ideal drama," which I have analysed as "orientalist." Linking Bloch's anti-colonial "orientalism" to that of her mentor, Ananda Coomaraswamy, I demonstrate that though Bloch's "ideal drama" was an ambitious critique of the social and artistic values of Western culture, it was still caught up in the "orientalist" discourses of the period
Anarchist pedagogies : collective actions, theories, and critical reflections on education( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Important and challenging issues in the area of anarchism and education are presented in this history of egalitarian and free-school practices. From Francisco Ferrer's modern schools in Spain and the Work People's College in the United States, to contemporary actions in developing "free skools" in the United Kingdom and Canada, the contributors illustrate the importance of developing complex connections between educational theories and collective actions. Major themes in the volume include learning from historical anarchist experiments in education, ways that contemporary anarchists create dynamic and situated learning spaces, and critical reflections on theoretical frameworks and educational practices. Many trailblazing thinkers and practitioners contributed to this volume, such as Jeffery Shantz, John Jordon, Abraham de Leon, Richard Kahn, Matthew Weinstein, and Alex Khasnabish. This thoughtful and provocative collection proves that egalitarian education is possible at all ages and levels
Interpellating modernity : Cubism and 'La Vie Unanime' in America by Allan Antliff( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Anarchist modernism : art, politics, and the first American avant-garde
Alternative Names
Allan Antliff American anarchist, art critic, and historian

Antliff, Allan William

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German (4)

Anarchy and art : from the Paris Commune to the fall of the Berlin WallOnly a beginning : an anarchist anthologyLuis Jacob : towards a theory of impressionist and expressionist spectatorship