Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2018

352 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781781383193

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Individuals against Individualism

Art Collectives in Western Europe (1956-1969)

Jacopo Galimberti

Liverpool University Press

Value Art Politics LUP

  • Whereas many books focus on the art collectives of the 1970s and 1980s this is the first book that reconstructs the work of art collectives in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Little has been written in English about the 1950s and 1960s art scenes of cities such as Cordoba, Valencia, Munich and Padua. This book reveals their pivotal importance for the history of art of the 1960s, as well as their relevance for contemporary art collectives
  • This is one of the first books in English to engage with the Spanish art during the Francoist regime
  • The book provides in-depth analyses of how the Cold War cultural diplomacy informed the work of Western European artist
  • This is the first book that not only describes the phenomenon of art collective in the 1960s but also try to explain their emergence, adopting a comparative perspective (Spain, Italy, France and West-Germany)