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The Fluxus Reader

Date posted: 23/05/2011

After many years of being out of print, the digital copy of The Fluxus Reader is now available for download. The book is an open access edition, configured for full search and accessible for copy and paste for scholars or students who wish to quote from the book. All details and pages are identical with the print edition.

The digital copy is hosted by the Research Bank at the Swinburne University library at:

Friedman, Ken

20th century history;  Aesthetics;  Avant-garde art;  Fluxus;  Groups of artists;  Modern art

Fluxus began in the 1950s as a loose, international community of artists, architects, composers and designers. By the 1960s, Fluxus has become a laboratory of ideas and an arena for artistic exprmentation in Europe, Asia and the United States. Described as 'the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s', Fluxus challenged conventional thinking on art and culture for over four decades. It had a central role in the birth of such key contemporary art forms as concept art, installation, performance art, intermedia and video. Despite this influence, the scope and scale of this unique phenomenon have made it difficult to explain Fluxus in normative historical and critical terms. The Fluxus Reader offers the first comprehensive overview on this challenging and controversial group. The Fluxus Reader is written by leading scholars and experts from Europe and the United States.

Publication Type: Book
Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Academy Editions