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The Resource Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press : selected writings by Dick Higgins, edited by Steve Clay and Ken Friedman

Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press : selected writings by Dick Higgins, edited by Steve Clay and Ken Friedman

Label
Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press : selected writings by Dick Higgins
Title
Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press
Title remainder
selected writings by Dick Higgins
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steve Clay and Ken Friedman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There are few art-world figures as influential--and as little known--as Dick Higgins (1938-98), cofounder of Fluxus, 'polyartist,' poet, scholar, theorist, composer, performer and, not least, the publisher of the legendary Something Else Press. In 1965 he restored the term 'intermedia' to the English language, giving it new dimension to recognize the dissolution of boundaries between traditional modes of art-making and the open field for new forms that cannot be compartmentalized. His own contributions to intermedia are many--as a participant and instigator of happenings, as writer and composer straddling traditional and vanguard forms, among others--but it was Something Else Press (1963-74) that redefined how 'the book' could inhabit that energized, in-between space. Something Else Press was as much a critical statement and radical experiment as it was a collection of books by some of the most luminary artists and writers of the 20th century: Gertrude Stein, John Cage, Ray Johnson, Dieter Roth, Bern Porter, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Emmett Williams, Robert Filliou, and George Brecht, among many others. Along with his Great Bear Pamphlet series and the Something Else newsletter, Higgins exploited and subverted conventional book production and marketing strategies to get unconventional and avant-garde works into the hands of new and often unsuspecting readers."--
Member of
Assigning source
Inside flap, front cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-1998
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Higgins, Dick
Dewey number
002.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3558.I36
LC item number
I58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1951-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clay, Steven
  • Friedman, Ken
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Something Else Press
  • Something Else Press
  • Higgins, Dick
  • Higgins, Dick
  • Something Else Press
  • Fluxus (Group of artists)
  • Conceptual art
  • Performance art
  • Arts, Modern
  • Arts, Modern
  • Conceptual art
  • Fluxus (Group of artists)
  • Performance art
Label
Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press : selected writings by Dick Higgins, edited by Steve Clay and Ken Friedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Steve Clay -- Thinking about Dick Higgins / Ken Friedman -- I. Fluxus, happenings, intermedia. Intermedia ; Games of art ; Intending ; Postface (excerpt) ; Postscript to postface: Fifteen years later ; Fluxus: Theory and reception -- II. The Something Else Press. A something else manifesto ; What to look for in a book--physically & catalogue 1965-66 ; Two sides of a coin: Fluxus and the Something Else Press ; The Something Else Press: Notes for a history to be written some day ; Letter to Ray Johnson ; A Something Else Press checklist -- III. The Constant dialectic. Some poetry intermedia ; Five traditions of art history, an essay ; An exemplativist manifesto ; The strategy of each of my books ; A book ; Letter to Steve McCaffery -- IV. Pattern poetry, visual poetry, sound poetry. A short history of pattern poetry ; The strategy of visual poetry: Three aspects ; Points toward a taxonomy of sound poetry ; The Golem in the text -- Eleven snapshots of Dick Higgins / Hannah Higgins
Control code
on1031154013
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781938221200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1031154013
Label
Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press : selected writings by Dick Higgins, edited by Steve Clay and Ken Friedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Steve Clay -- Thinking about Dick Higgins / Ken Friedman -- I. Fluxus, happenings, intermedia. Intermedia ; Games of art ; Intending ; Postface (excerpt) ; Postscript to postface: Fifteen years later ; Fluxus: Theory and reception -- II. The Something Else Press. A something else manifesto ; What to look for in a book--physically & catalogue 1965-66 ; Two sides of a coin: Fluxus and the Something Else Press ; The Something Else Press: Notes for a history to be written some day ; Letter to Ray Johnson ; A Something Else Press checklist -- III. The Constant dialectic. Some poetry intermedia ; Five traditions of art history, an essay ; An exemplativist manifesto ; The strategy of each of my books ; A book ; Letter to Steve McCaffery -- IV. Pattern poetry, visual poetry, sound poetry. A short history of pattern poetry ; The strategy of visual poetry: Three aspects ; Points toward a taxonomy of sound poetry ; The Golem in the text -- Eleven snapshots of Dick Higgins / Hannah Higgins
Control code
on1031154013
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781938221200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1031154013

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