Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Howard Michael Singerman
Academic Program Adviser
"Archival Enactment, Retelling 'The Big Book': Alison Knowles, Something Else Press and Fluxus," positions Knowles’ Big Book (1966) as a case study of historical methodology and interdisciplinary artistic practice in the post-war period. This comprehensive analysis of Big Book, a work of art no longer extant, contextualizes its publisher, Something Else Press through Dick Higgins’ concept of “intermedia,” and important lesser-known junctures relevant to Fluxus and the group’s leader George Maciunas are illuminated. Knowles' early and lesser-known silkscreen paintings are also examined.
DellaCrosse, Meghan A., "Archival Enactment, Retelling 'The Big Book': Alison Knowles, Something Else Press and Fluxus" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
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