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Title Less is a bore : maximalist art & design / editor: Jenelle Porter.

Publication Info. Boston : Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, [2019]


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Description 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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Note "This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, June 26-September 22, 2019"--Colophon.
Summary "Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design' is a multigenerational survey of strategies of pattern and decoration in art and design. Borrowing its ethos from Robert Venturi's infamous retort to Mies van der Rohe's modernist edict "less is more", it includes works that privilege decoration and maximalism over modernism's "ornament as crime" philosophy. The catalog begins in the 1970s with artists who sought to rattle the dominance of modernism and minimalism, such as those affiliated with Pattern & Decoration. 'Less Is a Bore' includes experiments in patterning by Sanford Biggers, Jasper Johns and Miriam Schapiro; the transgressive sculpture and furniture of Lucas Samaras and Ettore Sottsass; and the installations of Polly Apfelbaum, Nathalie du Pasquier and Virgil Marti. Also included are works by Roger Brown, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Jeffrey Gibson, Valerie Jaudon, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Ellen Lesperance, Sol LeWitt, Howardena Pindell, Lari Pittman, Pae White and Betty Woodman, among others"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Maximalism now! / Jenelle Porter -- Matisse and decoration: the late cut-outs / Amy Goldin -- Warhol, wallpaper, and contemporary installation art / Elissa Auther.
Subject Decoration and ornament in art -- Exhibitions.
Decorative arts -- Exhibitions.
Decoration and ornament in art.
Decorative arts.
Color in design.
Art and design.
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954. Works. Selections.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.).
Added Author Porter, Jenelle, curator, editor, writer of added commentary.
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.), host institution.
Added Title Maximalist art & design
Maximalist art and design
ISBN 9780997253849 (softcover)
0997253843 (softcover)

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