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Description - Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City by Sarah Lowndes

This book reflects on the motivations of creative practitioners who have moved out of cities from the mid-1960s onwards to establish creative homesteads. The book focuses on desert exile painter Agnes Martin, radical filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman, and iconoclastic conceptual artist Chris Burden, detailing their connections to the cities they had left behind (New York, London, Los Angeles). Sarah Lowndes also examines how the rise of digital technologies has made it more possible for artists to live and work outside the major art centers, especially given the rising cost of living in London, Berlin, and New York, focusing on three peripheral creative centers: the seaside town of Hastings, England, the midsized metro of Leipzig, Germany, and post-industrial Detroit, USA.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138712607
ISBN-10: 1138712604
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 234
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sarah Lowndes

Sarah Lowndes is a writer and curator who lectures at Glasgow School of Art and other institutions

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