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by Aaron Rose

  • Author: Aaron Rose
  • ISBN: 3037641193
  • ISBN13: 978-3037641194
  • ePub: 1152 kb | FB2: 1893 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: JRP
  • Pages: 96
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Collage Culture: Examining the 21st Century's Identity Crisis ePub download

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Start by marking Collage Culture: Examning the 21st Century's Identity Crisis as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Collage Culture contains two essays, buttressed by artworks and vividly typeset by Brian Roettinger. The first essay, by Mandy Kahn, chronicles collage's forays into the realms of music, fashion, literature and architecture. The second, by Aaron Rose, examines what he sees as the neutralization of countercultural energies in today's pic 'n' mix world.

As a person who is interested in collage art and art history, this book had very little of interest for me. The only engagement with actual collage or visual art is Mandy Kahn's confusing allusion in her essay to "Rauschenberg posters. Rauschenberg is not known primarily for his posters (though he did make posters for his exhibitions sometimes), so this struck me as an attempt at a knowing reference by someone who perhaps has seen the posters for a Rauschenberg exhibition without actually engaging the artist's work.

It lets the world know that you are well versed on the topic, but also sends the signal of self-awareness about a philosophically pessimistic, identity-negating paranoia: it’s all been said before. It’s all been heard before. It’s all been rendered before. It’s all been thought of. Before. For what is a quote but a better thought borrowed?

Excerpts From Aaron Rose’S Essay the Death of Subculture W/ Music By No Age.

Excerpts From Aaron Rose’S Essay the Death of Subculture W/ Music By No Age. No Age, Aaron Rose.

Collage Culture is itself something of a collage-a team effort by multidisciplinary writers Mandy Kahn, a rising star of West Coast poetry; Aaron Rose, director of the film Beautiful Losers and co-curator of lacma’s incredibly popular Art in the Streets; and designer Brian Roettinger.

Collage Culture is itself something of a collage-a team effort by multidisciplinary writers Mandy Kahn, a rising star of West Coast poetry; Aaron Rose, director of the film Beautiful Losers and co-curator of lacma’s incredibly popular Art in the Streets; and designer Brian Roettinger, whose included collages were computer generated according to a set of rules programmed by Chandler McWilliams. The book extends into aural collage as well, in collaboration with musicians No Age, who wrote the score for a companion vinyl LP, which features another dozen writers reading selections from the book’s.

Collage Culture is itself something of a collage-a team effort by multidisciplinary writers Mandy Kahn, a rising star of West Coast poetry; Aaron Rose, director of the film Beautiful Losers and co-curator of lacma's incredibly popular Art in the Streets; and designer Brian Roettinger.

Collage Culture is itself something of a collage-a team effort by multidisciplinary writers Mandy Kahn, a rising star of West Coast poetry; Aaron Rose, director of the film Beautiful Losers and co-curator of lacma's incredibly popular Art in the Streets; and designer Brian Roettinger, whose included collages were computer generated according to a set of rules programmed by Chandler McWilliams

Collage Culture contains two essays, buttressed by artworks and vividly typeset by Brian Roettinger. The first essay, by Mandy Kahn, chronicles collage's forays into the realms of music, fashion, literature and architecture

Collage Culture contains two essays, buttressed by artworks and vividly typeset by Brian Roettinger.

Cultural Delineation and Identity Crisis in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake. Collage Culture: Examining the 21st Century’s Identity Crisis by Aaron Rose; Mandy Kahn. The value of cross-cultural polylogue in science.

Aaron Rose, Mandy Kahn. The first decade of the 21st century appears to belong to the collagist, for whom the creative act is not invention from scratch but rather the collecting, cutting and pasting of the already extant

Aaron Rose, Mandy Kahn. The first decade of the 21st century appears to belong to the collagist, for whom the creative act is not invention from scratch but rather the collecting, cutting and pasting of the already extant. Collage, which began as an art meant to confound the brain with its disparate components, has jumped the flat surface, so that an astonishing number of musicians, designers. And writers might be described as collage artists.

"I have gathered a garland of other men's flowers," the French philosopher Montaigne famously wrote, "and nothing is mine but the cord that binds them." The first decade of the twenty-first century appears to belong to the collagist, for whom the creative act is not creation sui generis, but rather the collecting, cutting and pasting of the already extant. Collage, which began as an art meant to confound the brain with its disparate components, has jumped the flat surface, so that almost all musicians, designers, writers and bloggers might today be described as collage artists. Collage Culture contains two essays, buttressed by artworks and vividly typeset by Brian Roettinger. The first essay, by Mandy Kahn, chronicles collage's forays into the realms of music, fashion, literature and architecture. The second, by Aaron Rose, examines what he sees as the neutralization of countercultural energies in today's pic 'n' mix world.
Gerceytone
This book, far less than 96 pages of actual text, is not worth the price of the paper it's printed on and the ink it's printed with.

As a person who is interested in collage art and art history, this book had very little of interest for me. The only engagement with actual collage or visual art is Mandy Kahn's confusing allusion in her essay to "Rauschenberg posters." Rauschenberg is not known primarily for his posters (though he did make posters for his exhibitions sometimes), so this struck me as an attempt at a knowing reference by someone who perhaps has seen the posters for a Rauschenberg exhibition without actually engaging the artist's work. Another reference to an iconic collage artist such as Peter Blake or Richard Hamilton would have sufficed, so I'm not sure what the author was thinking.

Aside from that relatively minor qualm, the two essays struck me as insubstantial subjective descriptions dressed up as well-though out analyses, which they weren't. It seems the two authors are just privileged yuppies from the coasts commenting or complaining about trends they haven't the analytical sophistication to understand (for example, being complicit in their self-important bourgeois lifestyles, they utterly failed to point to the role capitalism has played in opening up various incompatible styles and subcultures to free appropriation and commodification.) And the typesetting and computer-generated collages by Roettinger were distracting, pretentious, and overall uninteresting. I would have liked there being more than the small handful of "collages" included in the book, despite their blandness.

Overall this book is forgettable and a waste of money, especially for anyone actually interested in actual collage, and not just lukewarm metaphors weakly employed by self-important coastal yuppies who decry a lack of originality or authenticity, and yet ironically suffer from that selfsame lack.
Eyalanev
The essays content was incredible and worth the money, but 4 stars because they are type-set artistically, which made it quite difficult to read. It also made it impossible to underline key points which I like to do with dense essays like this. At under 100 pages, a chunk of which where images, I felt a little resentment for how expensive the book is. But the essays themselves are important critiques of art and design processes today, and should be read!
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