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What’s Next? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art

What's Next? by Linda Weintraub
By paying tribute to matter, materiality, and materialization, the examples of contemporary art assembled in What’s Next? Eco Materialism and Contemporary Art challenge the social, cultural, and ethical norms that prevailed in the twentieth century. This significant frontier of contemporary culture is identified as ‘Eco Materialism’ because it affirms the emergent philosophy of Neo Materialism and attends to the pragmatic urgency of environmentalism.

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To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet

To Life! by Linda WeintraubDocuments the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z, presenting a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns. This text is the first international survey of twentieth and twenty-first-century artists who are transforming the global challenges facing humanity and the Earth’s diverse living systems.

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EnvironMentalities: Twenty-Two Approaches to Eco-Art

EnvironMentalities by Linda WeintraubThe third book in Avant-Guardians: Textlets in Art and Ecology. Weintraub introduces innovative and accessible analysis of vanguard art practices and explores the intersection between environmentalism and contemporary art. The 22 approaches are categorized as archetypes, designers, philosophers, activators, and dramatizers. The book organizes and defines the numerous divergent approaches to protecting and healing the planet. EnvironMentalities homepage »

ECOcentric Topics : Pioneering Themes for Eco-Art

ECOcentric Topics by Linda WeintraubECOcentric Topics explores the radical transformation of cultural values that accompanies the adoption of environmental considerations. The book discusses the compelling work of ten contemporary artists who are addressing these pioneering issues. and also includes explorations that invite the reader to engage the issues through research, discussion, and creating works of art. ECOcentric homepage »

Cycle-Logical Art: Recycling Matters for Eco-Art

Cycle-Logical Art by Linda WeintraubDocuments the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z, presenting a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns. This text is the first international survey of twentieth and twenty-first-century artists who are transforming the global challenges facing humanity and the Earth’s diverse living systems. Cycle-Logical homepage »

In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art

In the Making by Linda WeintraubFrom the first page to the last this book serves as a launching pad. Conclusions are perpetually delayed. Resolutions are continually postponed. The text is written for takeoff, not arrival. It is a first step for readers' explorations of current modes of art making and for their own future artistic achievements. Purchase In the Making »

Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society, 1970s-1990s

Art on the Edge and Over by Linda WeintraubThis highly accessible introduction to American art offers art lovers a readable exploration of some of the most important artists and movements from the 1970s through the 1990s. Curator and educator Weintraub has researched and/or interviewed 35 prominent radical artists and here explores their common concerns, creative processes and media. Purchase Art on the Edge and Over »