ICA 1946-1968

ICA 1946-1968
Library Shelf Location 12.ICA
Publication Date 2014

This book is dedicated to the first two decades of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, presenting a thorough history of the organisation's roots in post-war Britain, its mission of providing a physical base for the avant-garde, and its laying the groundwork for a continuing contribution to the evolution of contemporary art. Anne Massey's account is comprehensive in its scope, emphasising the ICA's being openly fluid and responsive to fluctuations in artistic culture with groundbreaking exhibitions and very personal approach. Besides a foreword by executive director Gregor Muir, the book includes numerous archival images and a detailed chronology.

Partial contents Foreword / Gregor Muir -- From Museum of Modern Art to Institute of Contemporary Arts / Anne Massey -- 'At home' with the avant garde -- James Joyce : his life and work, 1950 -- 1950 : aspects of British art, 1950 -- Growth and form, 1951 -- Picasso, 1951 -- Tomorrow's furniture, 1953 -- Opposing forces, 1953 -- Wonder and the horror of the human head, 1953 -- Parallel of life and art, 1953 -- Victor Pasmore, 1954 -- Collages and objects, 1954 -- Francis Bacon, 1955 -- Man, machine and motion, 1955 -- Leon Golub, 1957 -- An exhibit, 1957 -- William Turnbull, 1957 -- McHale, Cordell, 1961 -- The popular image, 1963 -- Between poetry and painting, 1965 -- The move to Nash House, The Mall -- The obsessive image, 1968 -- Cybernetic serendipity, 1968 -- Chronology.

ISBN 9789491843136
Quantity 1
Pages 208
Authors Gregor Muir, Anne Massey
Format Hardback
Publishers Institute of Contemporary Art, London (ICA), ROMA Publications
Category Organisations (The Arts)

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