Artist's Body

Author(s): Tracey Warr


  • This definitive work charts the evolution of an influential movement that continues to provoke controversy today

  • Over 250 images of performance, painting, photography, sculpture and installation bring together the largely untold story of these influential works with clear, insightful, explanatory texts

  • A survey by Amelia Jones, a leading authority on body and performance art, illustrates the genre's inimitable insight into the social and culture upheavals of the last sixty years

  • Includes work from CaroleeSchneemann, Yoko Ono, Chris Burden, Ana Mendieta, Vito Acconci, Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Marc Quinn, Tracey Emin, Mona Hatoum and many more


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'Thought-provoking.' - Art Monthly 'It's a journey that is crucially informative and as stimulating for the reader as it is celebratory.' - Contemporary 'A fabulous book - you should go out and buy it immediately. - Warr and Jones have succeeded in imposing some kind of sensible order on the unruly conjunction of art and the body. - Richly illustrated with great graphics and a comprehensive collection of essays by key writers on the subject, The Artist's Body is a snip at the price and a must have for anyone interested in contemporary art.'- Exhibit: A

Amelia Jones is Head of Art History and Pilkington Chair at the University of Manchester. Among her numerous publications are Postmodernism and the En-Gendering of Marcel Duchamp (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and Body Art/Performing the Subject (University of Minnesota Press, 1998). As curator, Jones has organized exhibitions including 'Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art History' at the UCLA/ Armand Hammer Museum (1996). Amelia Jones is noted for her essays on many artists who centre their imagery on their own bodies, among them Vito Acconci,Chris Burden, Robert Morris and Cindy Sherman. Tracey Warr is an independent British curator and writer and Researcher at the Centre for Art in Social Contexts at The Glasgow School of Art. She was previously Lecturer in Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford; Researcher in Site-specific Art at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey (1997-99) and Director of Arts and Cultural Management at Dartington College of Art, Totnes, Devon. A member of the Editorial Board of Performance Research Journal, her projects have included the Edge Biennales in Newcastle/Glasgow (1990) and London/Madrid (1992). She has curated work by artists such as Marina Abramovic, Stelarc and Helen Chadwick.

General Fields

  • : 9780714863931
  • : Phaidon Press
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : April 2012
  • : 290mm X 250mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tracey Warr
  • : Paperback
  • : 312
  • : en
  • : 704.94209051
  • : 208
  • : 128 col & 131 b/w