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Auto-maticity: Ruscha and Performative Photography

Iversen, Margaret (2009) 'Auto-maticity: Ruscha and Performative Photography.' Art History, 32 (5). pp. 836-851. ISSN 0141-6790

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This piece argues that Ed Ruscha's books, such as Twentysix Gasoline Stations, are not journalistic or amateurish in style, as Jeff Wall contends, but rather performative and instructional, that is, following in a tradition initiated by Marcel Duchamp's 3 Standard Stoppages.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article in a special issue of Art History, 'Photography after Conceptual Art', edited by Margaret Iversen and Diarmuid Costello. The volume is introduced by the editors with an essay called, 'Introduction: Photography after Conceptual Art.'
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ed Ruscha, contemporary art, photography, performative, instructional
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Maggie Iversen
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 16:00
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:20

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