Art and Social Function

Filename: art-and-social-function.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114959229
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 240
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher: Ellipsis London PressLtd

Download and read online Art and Social Function in PDF and EPUB This is a new edition of a classic conceptual-art text first published in 1976. Long out of print and much sought-after, Art and Social Function starts from the position that 'art practice operates within an environment of institutions and groups of people which effectively maintain it as an identifiable activity within society'. Instead of preaching to the converted -- those already within 'art's social environment' who are concerned about such questions as what constitutes an artwork -- Willats argues that the artist should embrace the concept of pluralism and with it the relativism of the audience's perception and the context-dependency of the artwork. As well as providing a theoretical framework, Art and Social Function documents two large-scale projects -- one in west London and the other in Edinburgh -- and introduced Meta Filter, an interactive machine designed to develop the relationships between individuals, and between individuals and groups through the examination of differing perceptions of social coding structures.


Stephen Willats

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ISBN: UOM:39015037784595
Release Date: 1996-03-14
Number of pages: 145
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher: Wiley

Download and read online Stephen Willats in PDF and EPUB * A unique approach to architecture, modern buildings analysed by occupants * Demonstrates an art practice intervening actively in people's lives * Fascinating insight into Willats' 30-year career * Documents projects from cities including Berlin, London, New York


Artwork as Social Model

Filename: artwork-as-social-model.pdf
ISBN: 0956902421
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher: Rgap (Research Group for Artists)

Download and read online Artwork as Social Model in PDF and EPUB This manual, which includes texts, interviews and artwork from five decades of practice, is intended as a tool for any artist or practitioner looking to find a meaningful relationship with contemporary society. It proclaims, and argues for, a culture that promotes the fluid, transient, relative and complex society from which it stems.


Art society feedback

Filename: art-society-feedback.pdf
ISBN: 3869841249
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 557
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher: Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst

Download and read online Art society feedback in PDF and EPUB A retrospective and comprehensive compilation of works and writings by British artist Stephen Willats.


Stephen Willats

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ISBN: OCLC:29351325
Release Date: 1968
Number of pages: 14
Author: Museum of Modern Art (Oxford, England)
Publisher:

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Vision and Reality

Filename: vision-and-reality.pdf
ISBN: 1910010081
Release Date: 2016-02
Number of pages: 285
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher:

Download and read online Vision and Reality in PDF and EPUB "All art is a product of society, of relationships between people in which it is quite clear that the most important element in the network between the artist and society is the audience. For without two people there can be no work of art." This book presents a wide selection of interviews and photographs from the collaborations between Willats and residents in the many housing estate projects he makes. The first-hand observations and individual opinions, from the past four decades, record a variety of attitudes and perceptions towards the physical reality of their surroundings. Created outside of the norms and conventions of an object-based art world, the projects in this book, mainly on estates in and around London, but also in Bath, Leeds, Milton Keynes and Oxford, highlight the realities of everyday life in both tower blocks and low-rise planned housing. Willats' work, based on open agreement, transforms peoples' perceptions of a deterministic culture of objects and monuments, into the possibilities, and rich complexity, inherent in the community between people. Over 500 black and white photographs.



Cha Cha Cha Stephen Willats

Filename: cha-cha-cha-stephen-willats.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:312010630
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 50
Author:
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Three essays

Filename: three-essays.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015010998279
Release Date: 1986
Number of pages: 64
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher:

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Beyond the Plan

Filename: beyond-the-plan.pdf
ISBN: 0471495611
Release Date: 2002-05-15
Number of pages: 136
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher: Academy Press

Download and read online Beyond the Plan in PDF and EPUB The book deals with the characteristics of large housing schemes as well as turn-of-the-century houses - in fact a complete range of average housing stock - and examines the alterations people make to reflect their identity. Willats examines people's responses to the architect's design of their homes and the way they alter them to make them their own, he considers how people personalise housing which is often exactly the same as the space next door and therefore in need of individualisation.


Stephen Willats

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ISBN: OCLC:272521827
Release Date: 1985
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Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher:

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Representing the Possible

Filename: representing-the-possible.pdf
ISBN: 0992709210
Release Date: 2014-04
Number of pages: 32
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher:

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Intervention and Audience

Filename: intervention-and-audience.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:17445887
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 8
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher:

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Conversation Pieces

Filename: conversation-pieces.pdf
ISBN: 0520238397
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 239
Author: Grant H. Kester
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online Conversation Pieces in PDF and EPUB Grant Kester discusses the disparate network of artists & collectives united by a desire to create new forms of understanding through creative dialogue that crosses boundaries of race, religion, & culture.


Man from the Twenty first Century Project

Filename: man-from-the-twenty-first-century-project.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:502066987
Release Date: 1971
Number of pages: 12
Author: Stephen Willats
Publisher:

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