Gwen Allen, "Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art"
2011 | ISBN-10: 0262015196 | PDF | 376 pages | 23,3 MB
"This study of several artists' magazines from the sixties to the eighties, centered mainly on the downtown New York art scene, usefully augments more familiar ways of regarding the events of that time. Most of these magazines were clearly nurseries for new talents that had no home in existing organs, and therefore took the initiative to make their work public on their own terms. Artists' Magazines is particularly valuable for the inclusion of extracts from interviews with editors and protagonists, who thereby put on record new information with the perspective of hindsight. Underlying the profiling of certain titles is an interwoven narrative that considers the functions and characteristics of the genre and its international significance during that period." Clive Phillpot , writer, curator, and former art librarian