The Great Migrator: Robert Rauschenberg and the Global Rise of American Art

The Great Migrator: Robert Rauschenberg and the Global Rise of American Art

by Hiroko Ikegami, Robert Rauschenberg
     
 

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Robert Rauschenberg on tour in 1964 and the early globalization of the art world.See more details below

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Robert Rauschenberg on tour in 1964 and the early globalization of the art world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262014250
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/27/2010
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,443,110
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Caroline Jones

Offering a pre-history of the global contemporary, Ikegami traces
Rauschenberg's tour with the Cunningham dance troupe in the mid-1960s to articulate the explosive impact, xenophilic embrace, and paranoid protectionism stimulated by
American art abroad. This is a pioneering work of transnational art history, packed with juicy details and meticulously researched across Europe and into
Japan.

Marcia Brennan

Ikegami's book offers not one but two significant interventions into the scholarship of modern and contemporary art. The first lies in the author's archival recovery of key primary source materials from Venice, Stockholm, and Japan. The second concerns the construction and reconstruction of a global/transnational history of art, an enterprise that is no longer simply modern or American but migrates freely between established conceptual and historiographical categories.
This study helps to pave the way forward for a methodologically evolving field that takes a global perspective on world art history. And in this context, Rauschenberg emerges as 'the great migrator' -- a uniquely powerful figure of transience,
transformation, and transnationalism.

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"Ikegami's book offers not one but two significant interventions into the scholarship of modern and contemporary art. The first lies in the author's archival recovery of key primary source materials from Venice, Stockholm, and Japan. The second concerns the construction and reconstruction of a global/transnational history of art, an enterprise that is no longer simply modern or American but migrates freely between established conceptual and historiographical categories.

This study helps to pave the way forward for a methodologically evolving field that takes a global perspective on world art history. And in this context, Rauschenberg emerges as 'the great migrator' — a uniquely powerful figure of transience,transformation, and transnationalism." Marcia Brennan, Associate Professor of Art History, Rice University; author of Curating Consciousness: Mysticism and the Modern Museum

"Offering a pre-history of the global contemporary, Ikegami traces Rauschenberg's tour with the Cunningham dance troupe in the mid-1960s to articulate the explosive impact, xenophilic embrace, and paranoid protectionism stimulated by American art abroad. This is a pioneering work of transnational art history, packed with juicy details and meticulously researched across Europe and into Japan." Caroline Jones, Director of History, Theory, and Criticism Program at MIT

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