Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780935573428 Published February 2006

Beyond Green

Toward a Sustainable Art

Edited by Stephanie Smith and Victor Margolin

Beyond Green
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Edited by Stephanie Smith and Victor Margolin

Distributed for Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

116 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 7 x 10 | © 2005
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780935573428 Published February 2006
Balancing environmental, ethical, economic, and aesthetic concerns, sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life and has already dramatically reshaped the practice of architecture. Beyond Green introduces a new generation of international artists who work at the intersection of sustainable design and contemporary art.

The book explores the ways that this design strategy is being used-and sometimes intentionally misused-by an emerging group of artists who combine fresh aesthetic sensibilities with constructively critical approaches to the production, dissemination, and display of their art. Lavishly illustrated, the book also includes texts by and interviews with individual artists, along with substantial essays by exhibition curator Stephanie Smith and design historian Victor Margolin. What results is a bracing volume that will be of interest to practitioners and aficionados of design and art alike, as well as to environmentalists.
Foreword and Acknowledgments
Anthony Hirschel and Judith Olch Richards
Beyond Green
Stephanie Smith
Reflections on Art and Sustainability
Victor Margolin
Allora & Cazadilla
Free Soil
Learning Group
Brennan McGaffey in collaboration with Temporary Services
Nils Norman
People Powered
Dan Peterman
Marjetica Potrc
Michael Rakowitz
Frances Whitehead
Andrea Zittel
Artist Biographies
Mission Statements and Boards
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