❮Download❯ ➽ Feast of Excess ➽ Author George Cotkin – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In 1952 John Cage shocked audiences with 4'33 his compositional ode to the ironic power of silence From Cage's minimalism to Chris Burden's radical performance art two decades later in one piece he ha In John Cage shocked audiences with ' his compositional ode to the ironic power of silence From Cage's minimalism to Chris Burden's radical performance art two decades later in one piece he had himself shot the post war American avant Feast of PDF \ garde shattered the divide between low and high art between artist and audience They changed the cultural landscape Feast of Excess is an engaging and accessible portrait of The New Sensibility as it was named by Susan Sontag in The New Sensibility sought to push culture in extreme directions either towards stark minimalism or gaudy maximalism Through vignette profiles of prominent figures John Cage Patricia Highsmith Allen Ginsberg Andy Warhol Anne Sexton John Coltrane Bob Dylan Erica Jong and Thomas Pynchon to name a few George Cotkin presents their bold headline grabbing performances and places them within the historical moment This inventive and jaunty narrative captures the excitement of liberation in American culture The roots of this release as Cotkin demonstrates began in the s boomed in the s and became the cultural norm by the s More than a detailed immersion in the history of cultural extremism Feast of Excess raises provocative uestions for our present day culture.
- 448 pages
- Feast of Excess
- George Cotkin
- 06 November 2016 George Cotkin