Stuff: Instead of a Memoir

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New Village Press
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7.87 X 8.03 X 0.63 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author
Lucy R. Lippard is a contemporary art historian, curator, writer, and activist. As a critic, Lippard is best known for her study of conceptual art in Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972 and for her writing on feminist art and politically engaged art. She has published more than twenty books, organized some fifty exhibitions, authored numerous articles, and co-founded Heresies: A Journal of Art and Politics, as well as the artist's-book store, Printed Matter. She has helped form numerous political and cultural groups, including the Ad Hoc Women's Art Committee and the Art Workers Coalition. She played a key role in the development of Conceptual Art in New York in the 1960s and 1970s and in the Feminist Art movement. In more recent years she has focused her work on the landscape, culture, and art of the American Southwest, where she moved in the 1990s. Her many honors include the Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award.
"A godmother of conceptual art and a preeminent feminist critic and environmentalist, Lippard shaped the ways in which we think about the contested borderlands of art, identity, and politics."-- "New York Review of Books"
"Admirers of the art writer and activist Lucy R. Lippard have long hoped that she would produce an autobiography, and at last, and with wry reluctance, she has. Characteristically, it's a maverick project: a super-succinct account that packs a lifetime, from her childhood to her octogenarian present, into illustrated outline form. There's so much to tell: She was a starter-spark in what came to be called feminist art, Conceptualism, Multiculturalism, and environmentally conscious art. She briefly touches on her role in each of these and makes mention of people she knew -- what a lineup -- all of it in what basically amounts to an annotated photo album of barely 140 small pages. Sure, you'd love to have more, but you still get a lot, about her and about the more than 60 years of art history she's helped shape."-- "The New York Times Best Art Books of 2023"
"Art writer, activist, and curator Lucy R. Lippard's latest book is an illustrated autobiography framed as an 'anti-memoir.' Her snappy, often humorous writing takes readers on a journey through Conceptual Art and the Feminist Art movement in New York in the 1960s through the '80s, the founding of artist's book center Printed Matter and activist artists group PAD/D, and the art, landscape, culture, and communities of the Southwestern United States, where she currently resides."-- "Hyperallergic"