Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art

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Balancing environmental, ethical, economic, and aesthetic concerns, sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life and has already dramatically reshaped the practice of architecture. Beyond Green introduces a new generation of international artists who work at the intersection of sustainable design and contemporary art.

The book explores the ways that this design strategy is being used-and sometimes intentionally misused-by an emerging group of artists who ...

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Overview


Balancing environmental, ethical, economic, and aesthetic concerns, sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life and has already dramatically reshaped the practice of architecture. Beyond Green introduces a new generation of international artists who work at the intersection of sustainable design and contemporary art.

The book explores the ways that this design strategy is being used-and sometimes intentionally misused-by an emerging group of artists who combine fresh aesthetic sensibilities with constructively critical approaches to the production, dissemination, and display of their art. Lavishly illustrated, the book also includes texts by and interviews with individual artists, along with substantial essays by exhibition curator Stephanie Smith and design historian Victor Margolin. What results is a bracing volume that will be of interest to practitioners and aficionados of design and art alike, as well as to environmentalists.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780935573428
  • Publisher: Smart Museum of Art, University of C
  • Publication date: 1/16/2006
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Stephanie Smith is curator at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Victor Margolin is professor of art and design history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Table of Contents


Foreword and Acknowledgments
Anthony Hirschel and Judith Olch Richards
 
Beyond Green
Stephanie Smith
 
Reflections on Art and Sustainability
Victor Margolin
 
Allora & Cazadilla
 
Free Soil
 
JAM
 
Learning Group
 
Brennan McGaffey in collaboration with Temporary Services
 
Nils Norman
 
People Powered
 
Dan Peterman
 
Marjetica Potrc
 
Michael Rakowitz
 
Frances Whitehead
 
WochenKlausur
 
Andrea Zittel
 
Checklist
 
Artist Biographies
 
Mission Statements and Boards
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