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Experimentations: John Cage in Music, Art, and Architecture

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Description for Experimentations: John Cage in Music, Art, and Architecture Paperback. The first detailed exploration of avant-garde composer John Cage s interactions with art and architecture as a means of understanding the aesthetic and political stakes of his career." Num Pages: 232 pages. BIC Classification: AVGC6; AVH. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 155 x 256 x 17. Weight in Grams: 440.
Experimentations provides a detailed historical and theoretical analysis of the first three decades of experimental composer John Cage's aesthetic production (ca. 1940-1972). Paying particular attention to Cage's inter- and cross-disciplinary engagements with the visual arts and architecture during this period, the book sheds new light on some of Cage's most controversial and influential innovations, such as the use of noise, chance techniques, indeterminacy, electronic technologies, and computerization, as well as upon lesser known but important ideas and strategies such as transparency, multiplicity, virtuality, and actualization. Ultimately, it traces the development of Cage's avant-garde aesthetic and political project as it transformed ... Read more

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About Branden Wayne Joseph
Branden W. Joseph is Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University. He is the author of four books, including Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage (2008) and Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-Avant-Garde (2003), which appeared in French translation in 2012.

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Branden W. Joseph's formidable Experimentations: John Cage in Music, Art and Architecture throws open the terrain [of Cagean studies] once again.
The Wire
Branden Joseph gradually unfolds the role of chance, transformation, performativity and transparency in music, and provides an interesting multi-layered understanding of the latter's intercourse with other disciplines ... The book provides an innovative understanding of ... Read more

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