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The Resource My avant-garde education : a memoir, Bernard Cooper

My avant-garde education : a memoir, Bernard Cooper

Label
My avant-garde education : a memoir
Title
My avant-garde education
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cooper
Creator
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this lively memoir, art critic and writer Cooper retraces his youth, up to and including the period of his intellectual awakening during the heyday of conceptual art, and vividly recalls his experiences as a son, brother, student, and closeted young gay man. Alternately funny and touching, the book chronicles Cooper's adolescence in 1960s Los Angeles, including the moment he fell in love with pop art in his middle school library, and his young adulthood in New York, where he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, as well as the years he spent studying under the likes of Allan Kaprow and the poet and visual artist Emmett Williams at CalArts. Throughout, Cooper draws interesting connections between his suppressed sexuality and the period's radical reexamination of the art object, observing, "The stronger and more tangible my longing for men, the more adamantly I crusaded for art's dematerialization." Offbeat characters and comic incidents richly animate Cooper's narrative, as do his recollections of compelling seminars and performance pieces at CalArts. Toward the end of the memoir, short chapters offer a glimpse into his career as an art critic and writer, as well as the losses he suffered during the AIDS epidemic. Readers interested in conceptualism will especially value these personal reflections during such a critical moment in the recent history of art
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Bernard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O5798
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooper, Bernard
  • Cooper, Bernard
  • Authors, American
  • Art students
  • Gay men
  • Art students
  • Authors, American
  • Gay men
  • United States
Label
My avant-garde education : a memoir, Bernard Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My avant-garde education -- Blank canvas -- Uses of the ghoulish -- Labyrinthine -- Something from nothing -- The insomniac manifesto
Control code
888165553
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780393240719
Lccn
2014032976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024617857
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)888165553
Label
My avant-garde education : a memoir, Bernard Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My avant-garde education -- Blank canvas -- Uses of the ghoulish -- Labyrinthine -- Something from nothing -- The insomniac manifesto
Control code
888165553
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780393240719
Lccn
2014032976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024617857
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)888165553

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