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Marina Abramovic: Performing Body, Abramovic, Marina, and Denegri, Dobrila
1 Abramovic, Marina, and Denegri, Dobrila
Marina Abramovic: Performing Body
Milan Charta 1998 8881581604 / 9788881581603 Paperback Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
47 pp., illus. (some col.); 27 cm. Text in English and Italian. AS NEW. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "This book records Marina Abramovic’s return to Rome after an absence of twenty years and is dedicated to some of the artist’s performances which are among the most significant ones in her creative development. After the sound installations of the early 1970’s, she increasingly felt that her body was to be involved in her art; and moved towards Body Art almost unconsciously, to the point that today she cannot but express her art through this language." - Publisher. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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2 Appelt, Dieter; Wolf, Sylvia (Catalogue by), and Schmied, Wieland (Essay by)
Dieter Appelt
Chicago and Berlin Art Institute of Chicago; Ars Nicolai 1994 0865591326 / 9780865591325 1st Paperback Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
142 pp., illus., biblio., index; 31 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. 
Price: 59.95 USD
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Tattooed: The Sociogenesis of a Body Art, Atkinson, Michael
3 Atkinson, Michael
Tattooed: The Sociogenesis of a Body Art
Toronto and Buffalo University of Toronto Press 2003 0802085687 / 9780802085689 Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xi, 292 pp., col. illus., biblio., index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. CONTENTS: Tattooing as body modification; Tattoo and sociogenesis; Academic and media representations; Meeting tattoo enthusiasts; Subculture or figuration?; Sociogenesis and personality structures; Life-course transition and representation: the deviance tightrope; Shame, social control, and display; The body-modification habits of Canadians. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Body and the East: From the 1960s to the Present, Badovinac, Zdenka (et al.)
4 Badovinac, Zdenka (et al.)
Body and the East: From the 1960s to the Present
Cambridge, MA, and Ljubljana MIT Press; Museum of Modern Art 1998 0262522640 / 9780262522649 1st Paperback Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
192 pp., illus.; 26 cm. 1000 copies printed. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. Documents performance and body art in Eastern Europe. A major contribution. With essays by Joseph Backstein, Iara Boubnova, Jurij Krpan, Ileana Pintilie, Kristine Stiles, Branka Stipancic, Igor Zabel, and others. "The earliest 'body art' was created in Eastern Europe in the early 1960s. The term 'body art' includes a wide range of practices in which the artist's own body is the bearer of social, political, metaphorical, and philosophical content. This book includes essays on eighty artists from fourteen countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, the former GDR, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Yugoslavia. Introductory essays by Zdenka Badovinac and Kristine Stiles discuss the tradition of an art form that emerged during socialism in cultural centers such as Prague, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Warsaw, and Zagreb. In these places public actions, particularly on the street, were often banned--and artists arrested--by the police. Therefore many of the actions documented here took place in private apartments, with the artists performing at great personal risk. The art survived not only despite the absence of any art market, but also despite its marginalization by political regimes. The artists turned their marginalization to an advantage, creating art out of the contingencies and necessities of survival. The art represented here reminds us of the psychological and intellectual freedoms that artistic expression affords under politically repressive conditions. This bilingual (Slovenian/English) book was originally published in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibition of body art held last year at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana. Some of the artists, such as Marina Abramovic and Komar & Melamid, are well known internationally. Others, such as Alexander Brener, Sanja Ivekovic, Laibach, Paul Neagu, and Marko Peljhan, are known to special audiences in the East and West." - Publisher. 
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The Body as a Medium of Expression: Essays based on a course of lectures given at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Benthall, Jonathan, and Polhemus, Ted (Joint Editors)
5 Benthall, Jonathan, and Polhemus, Ted (Joint Editors)
The Body as a Medium of Expression: Essays based on a course of lectures given at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
London Allen Lane; Penguin Books 1975 0713909862 / 9780713909869 Paperback Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
339 pp., [8] leaves of plates, illus., biblio., index; 23 cm. Tight, clean copy. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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6 Brain, Robert
The Decorated Body
New York Harper & Row, Publishers 1983 0060104589 / 9780060104580 1st Hardcover Very Good No DJ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 192 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 25 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Spine slightly rolled at the crown, age toning. Stated "First U.S. Edition." A solid copy, lacking the DJ. Profusely illustrated. CONTENTS: The Painted Body; The Tattooed Body; The Scarred Body; The Mutilated Body; The Plastic Body; The Symbolic Body; The Animal Body; The Social Body; The Religious Body; Passage Rites. 
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In Other Los Angeleses: Multicentric Performance Art, Cheng, Meiling
7 Cheng, Meiling
In Other Los Angeleses: Multicentric Performance Art
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 2002 0520235150 / 9780520235151 1st Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xxxiv, 407 pp., illus., bib. notes, index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. "Performance art and Los Angeles, two subjects spectacularly resistant to definitions, illuminate each other in this searching study by Meiling Cheng. A marginal artistic pursuit by choice as well as necessity, performance art has flourished in and about "multicentric" Los Angeles for nearly four decades, finding its own centers of activity, moving and changing as the margins have reconstituted themselves. The notion of multicentricity serves, somewhat paradoxically, as the unifying motif in Cheng's imaginative views of center and periphery, self and other, and 'mainstream' and 'marginal' cultures. She analyzes individual artists and performances in detail, bringing her own 'center' gracefully and unmistakably into contact with all those others. Without suggesting that her approach is definitive, she offers a way of thinking and talking coherently about particularly elusive, ephemeral artwork. Cheng describes performance art as 'an intermedia visual art form that uses theatrical elements in presentation.' Performance art, which uses the living body as its central medium, occurs only 'here' and only 'now.' Because it is intentionally volatile, highly adaptable, and often site-specific, with emphasis on audience interaction, context is inseparable from the work itself. When Cheng writes about Suzanne Lacy or Tim Miller, Johanna Went or Oguri and Renzoku, Sacred Naked Nature Girls or osseus labyrint, she is conscious of her role in extending their creative expression. As members of the 'virtual audience,' readers and viewers of other documentation concerning performance art are arrayed outside the center represented by a given artist and the circle represented by the immediate witnesses to a performance, but all may entertain what Cheng calls a conceptual ownership of the work. A person who reads about a performance, she says, may feel more affected by this virtual encounter than a person who has seen it live, and may reimagine it as a 'prosthetic performance.' Cheng's writing draws us into the many centers where a vibrant contemporary art phenomenon and a fascinating urban environment interact. / Meiling Cheng is Associate Professor and Director of Critical Studies at School of Theatre, University of Southern California." - Publisher. 
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The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent, Crow, Thomas E.
8 Crow, Thomas E.
The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 2004 0300106831 / 9780300106831 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
200 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 24 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Light edgewear to wraps, age toning. Another copy available. "One of Thomas Crow's most influential titles, The Rise of the Sixties, first published in 1996, provides an excellent overview of the major themes and figures in one of art history's most radical and complicated decades. Presenting an international array of artists against the background of world events in the 1960s, Crow portrays the ways in which the American art scene - including such key figures as Leo Castelli, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Robert Morris, Robert Smithson, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol - fit into the corresponding European and international movements of the time, among them Situationalism, Conceptualism, Feminism, Environmentalism, and Op Art. Generously illustrated with 120 images, 80 of which are in color, the newly available book encompasses all the major players in the art world of the 1960s and examines how they influenced and inspired one another. The author's fascinating new afterword examines the themes of the 60s in the context of recent historical, political, and cultural events. / Thomas J. Crow is director of the Getty Research Institute and professor of art history at the University of Southern California. Among his previous books are Modern Art in the Common Culture and Emulation: Making Artists for Revolutionary France, both published by Yale University Press." - Publisher. 
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The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent, Crow, Thomas E.
9 Crow, Thomas E.
The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 2004 0300106831 / 9780300106831 Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
200 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. "One of Thomas Crow's most influential titles, The Rise of the Sixties, first published in 1996, provides an excellent overview of the major themes and figures in one of art history's most radical and complicated decades. Presenting an international array of artists against the background of world events in the 1960s, Crow portrays the ways in which the American art scene - including such key figures as Leo Castelli, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Robert Morris, Robert Smithson, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol - fit into the corresponding European and international movements of the time, among them Situationalism, Conceptualism, Feminism, Environmentalism, and Op Art. Generously illustrated with 120 images, 80 of which are in color, the newly available book encompasses all the major players in the art world of the 1960s and examines how they influenced and inspired one another. The author's fascinating new afterword examines the themes of the 60s in the context of recent historical, political, and cultural events. / Thomas J. Crow is director of the Getty Research Institute and professor of art history at the University of Southern California. Among his previous books are Modern Art in the Common Culture and Emulation: Making Artists for Revolutionary France, both published by Yale University Press." - Publisher. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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The Body Artist, DeLillo, Don
10 DeLillo, Don
The Body Artist
New York Scribner 2001 074320395X / 9780743203951 1st Hardcover Fine Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
124 pp.; 23 cm. Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. "For thirty years, since the publication of his first novel Americana, Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American. Now, to a new century, he has brought The Body Artist. In this spare, seductive novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time -- time, love and human perception. As the Seattle Times said of DeLillo's last novel, 'Masterpieces teach you how to read them.' The Body Artist is a haunting, beautiful and profoundly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time. / This is Don DeLillo's twelfth novel. His fiction has won many honors in this country and abroad, including the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his last novel, Underworld." - Publisher. 
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The Body Artist, DeLillo, Don
11 DeLillo, Don
The Body Artist
New York Scribner 2001 074320395X / 9780743203951 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
124 pp.; 23 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Remainder mark/tail edge. Fine DJ. Another copy available. "For thirty years, since the publication of his first novel Americana, Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American. Now, to a new century, he has brought The Body Artist. In this spare, seductive novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time -- time, love and human perception. As the Seattle Times said of DeLillo's last novel, 'Masterpieces teach you how to read them.' The Body Artist is a haunting, beautiful and profoundly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time. / This is Don DeLillo's twelfth novel. His fiction has won many honors in this country and abroad, including the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his last novel, Underworld." - Publisher. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Tattoo, Durfee, Dale
12 Durfee, Dale
Tattoo
New York St. Martin's Griffin 2000 0312267843 / 9780312267841 1st Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Durfee, Dale (Photography by) 
80 pp., illus. (chiefly col.); 24 cm. AS NEW. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Body art/tattooing. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Shock Treatment, Finley, Karen
13 Finley, Karen
Shock Treatment
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1990 0872862526 / 9780872862524 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Finley, Karen 
144 pp., illus.; 21 cm. With illustrations by the author. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. Feminist performance artist derided by the Right as the "chocolate-smeared woman." Poems and prose. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Shock Treatment, Finley, Karen
14 Finley, Karen
Shock Treatment
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1990 0872862526 / 9780872862524 Paperback Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Finley, Karen SIGNED
144 pp., illus.; 21 cm. SIGNED. Boldly signed by author on title page, no dedication, otherwise as new. Poems and prose. Feminist performance artist derided by the Right as the "chocolate-smeared woman." 
Price: 44.95 USD
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15 Finley, Karen
Shock Treatment
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1990 0872862526 / 9780872862524 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Finley, Karen 
144 pp., illus.; 21 cm. With illustrations by the author. Tight, clean text. Chinese characters written on the Dedication page, otherwise unmarked. Another copy available. Feminist performance artist derided by the Right as the "chocolate-smeared woman." Poems and prose. "Shock Treatment includes Karen Finley's most provocative and acclaimed performance monologues, essays, and poems, with 'The Constant State of Desire,' 'We Keep Our Victims Ready,' 'It's Only Art,' and 'The Black Sheep.' Excoriating misogyny, homophobia, abusive families, greed, and state coercion of bodies and minds, Finley holds out hope for a world informed not by hate and fear, but by truth and unconditional love." - Publisher. 
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The Pain Journal, Flanagan, Bob
16 Flanagan, Bob
The Pain Journal
Los Angeles Semiotext(e); Smart Art Press 2000 1584350024 / 9781584350026 1st Paperback Very Good Collectible 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
178 pp.; 18 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light edgewear to wraps. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Body Painting: Masterpieces by Joanne Gair, Gair, Joanne; Klum, Heidi (Foreword by)
17 Gair, Joanne; Klum, Heidi (Foreword by)
Body Painting: Masterpieces by Joanne Gair
New York Universe Publishing 2006 0789315092 / 9780789315090 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
1 vol. (unpaged), chiefly col. illus.; 32 cm. A very good copy with a slightly shaken binding. First American Edition. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Richly illustrated with colour plates. "If ever there was a defining moment in a career, for renowned body-painting artist Joanne Gair it came when she painted 'that suit' on Demi Moore for the cover of Vanity Fair. From creating painted swimsuits on supermodels for Sports Illustrated or making music videos with Madonna, Gair's career allows us to see the human body as a canvas to be transformed and has worked with some of the world's most celebrated personalities to create unforgettable images. During a career spanning over 20 years, she has worked with Elle McPherson, Gillian Anderson, Heidi Klum, Pamela Anderson, Demi Moore, Madonna, Karen Elson, Alek Wek, Carolyn Murphy, Rachel Hunter, and Molly Sims. Among the star photographers whose work is included in this book are Michel Comte, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Howard Schatz, and Mark Seliger. Joanne Gair is a fixture of the fashion, advertising and music industries. Her collaborations have resulted in thousands of extraordinary photographs from magazines, record covers, music videos, films, and catwalks. Showcased here are 75 of her most iconic images. / Joanne Gair's interest in body painting was inspired by the facial skin adornment of the indigenous Maori people of her native New Zealand. Now based in New York, she works in the fashion and advertising industries, and has published one previous collection of images, Paint A'Licious: The Pain Free Way to Achieving Your Naked Ambitions. Heidi Klum is a world-famous fashion model who also acts in film and television and hosts the popular television show 'Project Runway.'" - Publisher. 
Price: 29.94 USD
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Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present, Goldberg, Roselee
18 Goldberg, Roselee
Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art 1979 0810921812 / 9780810921818 1st Paperback Very Good Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
128 pp., illus., biblio., index; 28 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. "Reviewed Artweek, Sept. 8, '79" written on inside front cover, otherwise unmarked. The best introduction to the history of Performance Art. CONTENTS: Foreword; 1. Futurist Performance: "The Untamables"; 2. Russian Performance: "Art is Free: Life is Paralyzed"; 3. Dada Performance: "The Idea of Art and the Idea of Life"; 4. Surrealist Performance: "The Construction of Ruins"; 5. Bauhaus Performance: "Art and Technology: A New Unity"; 6. American and European Performance from c. 1933: The Live Art; 7. Seventies' Performance: "To be with Art is All we Ask"; Select Bibliography; Sources of illustrations; Index. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present, Goldberg, Roselee
19 Goldberg, Roselee
Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 1979 0810921812 / 9780810921818 1st Paperback Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
128 pp., illus., biblio., index; 28 cm. Good+. Firm binding, clean text. Wraps yellowing, with slight gouge/back cover. Faint staining on a few leaves. Another copy available. The best introduction to the history of Performance Art. CONTENTS: Foreword; 1. Futurist Performance: "The Untamables"; 2. Russian Performance: "Art is Free: Life is Paralyzed"; 3. Dada Performance: "The Idea of Art and the Idea of Life"; 4. Surrealist Performance: "The Construction of Ruins"; 5. Bauhaus Performance: "Art and Technology: A New Unity"; 6. American and European Performance from c. 1933: The Live Art; 7. Seventies' Performance: "To be with Art is All we Ask"; Select Bibliography; Sources of illustrations; Index. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Total Art: Environments, Happenings, and Performance, Henri, Adrian
20 Henri, Adrian
Total Art: Environments, Happenings, and Performance
New York Oxford University Press; World of Art Ser. 1974 0195199340 / 9780195199345 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
216 pp., illus., bib. notes, index; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. Price-clipped/half-title page. Age toning. An important survey of happenings, performance art, body art, and countercultural street theater/protests in Europe and America. Although the phrase "total art" has subsequently fallen into disuse, this volume remains a good source of information on some arcane artists, and includes an Appendix with original documents. Profusely illustrated. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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