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    DescriptionArt has never been as culturally and economically prominent as it is today. How can artists themselves shape the social relevance and impact of their work? In "How to Do Things with Art," German art historian Dorothea von Hantelmann uses four case study artists--Daniel Buren, James Coleman, Jeff Koons and Tino Sehgal--to examine how an artwork acts upon and within social conventions, particularly through the "performing" of exhibitions. The book's title is a play on J.L. Austin's seminal text, "How to Do Things with Words," which describes language's reality-producing properties and demonstrates that in "saying" there is always a "doing"--a linguistic counterpart to the dynamics envisioned by Von Hantelmann for art, in which "showing" is a kind of "doing." Von Hantelmann's close analysis of works by Buren, Coleman, Koons and Sehgal explores how each of these artists has taken control of how their work conducts itself in the world.

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    Dorothea Von Hantelmann
    How to Do Things with Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hans-Ulrich Obrist, By (author) Dorothea von Hantelmann, Edited by Karen Marta
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 404 g
    ISBN 13: 9783037641040
    ISBN 10: 3037641045

    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000
    Abridged Dewey: 701
    DC22: 701
    B&T Approval Code: A02080000
    DC22: 700.4112
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 06
    Illustrations note
    19 b&w illustrations
    Jrp Ringier
    Imprint name
    Jrp Ringier
    Publication date
    01 September 2010
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