Tuesday, April 14, 2020

A San Diego State University Press Avant-Garde Studies Classic by Owen F. Smith! Fluxus: The History of an Attitude #sdsupress

Fluxus: The History of an Attitude 

SDSU Press  

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Fluxus was once called 'the most radical and experimental art movement of the sixties,' but for anyone seeking to learn more about the historical nature of Fluxus and its conceptual framework it might more readily seem to be just plain frustrating rather than radical. This is in part the case because Fluxus is historically complex and philosophically difficult to define. FLUXUS: THE HISTORY OF AN ATTITUDE by Owen F. Smith is a HOT mix of dada, fluxus, art theory and art history. Owen F. Smith's exhaustive archival research tracks the physical remains of this fascinating interdisciplinary and international arts movement that began in the 1960s.
Author Bio
Dr. Owen F. Smith is the Director of the Intermedia MFA Program at the University of Maine. He received his BA in Art History and Russian Studies, his MA in Anthropology and his PhD in Art History from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary art, particularly what he calls Alternative Art Forms. He has lectured widely in the US and Europe on art in the 20th Century. His seminal book on the history of fluxus, Fluxus: The History of an Attitude, is published by us! San Diego State University Press.

Amazon Book Review
This book is a "must read" for the serious student of Fluxus. Owen Smith covers the difficult-to-define Fluxus movement with aplomb in this volume. Smith's effort has resulted in a work that gives a clear and mostly complimentary illumination to Fluxus without any overt biases or "axes to grind". Smith's definition of Fluxus as an attitude, and his elaboration of that attitude within its pages, seems to be close to the perfect description of what Fluxus was and is. Find out more and get your copy here.