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Author Baum, Kelly, author.

Title Delirious : art at the limits of reason, 1950-1980 / Kelly Baum, with Lucy Bradnock and Tina Rivers Ryan.

Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2017]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.04 BAU    DUE 08-13-21
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Description 235 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note This catalogue is published in conjunction with "Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980," on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from September 13, 2017 through January 14, 2018.
Event "Delirious: art at the limits of reason, 1950-1980" : September 13, 2017 - January 14, 2018, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States.
Summary Addressing the maniacal, eccentric, and disorienting in artworks made between 1950 and 1980, Delirious situates a fascination with the absurd and irrational within the context of the violence and brutality witnessed during World War II as well as the rapid expansion of industrial capitalism in the 1950s. Skepticism of science and technology--along with fear of its capability to promote mass destruction--developed into a distrust of rationalism, which in the arts had the paradoxical result of extracting irrational effects from rational means.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-231) and index.
Contents Think crazy: the art and history of delirium / Kelly Baum -- Bite your tongue: Antonin Artaud and the neo-avant-garde / Lucy Bradnock -- Blown circuits: technology and irrationality in postwar art / Tine Rivers Ryan -- Plates. Excess -- Vertigo -- Twisted -- Nonsense.
Subject Delirium in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Bradnock, Lucy, author.
Ryan, Tina Rivers, author.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), issuing body, host institution.
Added Title Art at the limits of reason, 1950-1980
ISBN 9781588396334 (hardcover)
1588396339 (hardcover)

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