Tekst: Lisa Phillips e.a.
Aantal pagina’s: 280
Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit
Uitgever: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996
Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in het Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1996
Containing ten essays and over 250 illustrations, this impressive catalog of the controversial show at the Whitney Museum (Nov. 9, 1995-Feb. 4, 1996), put together by the curator, documents the pervasive influence of the Beat Generation on American art and culture. The exhibit includes manuscripts, photographs, and artwork by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Gregory Corso, as well as work by several West Coast artists, including Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, and Robert Lavigne. Essay topics, stressing shared artistic and cultural concerns, range from African American influences on the Beat Generation to the aesthetics of Beat filmmaking. A detailed chronology rounds out the book. Highly recommended for contemporary art and literature collections.