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Painting by numbers : Komar and Melamid's scientific guide to art / edited by JoAnn Wypijewski

Catalog Data

Author:
Komar, Vitaly  Search this
Melamid, Aleksandr  Search this
Wypijewski, JoAnn  Search this
Physical description:
203 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
©1997
Contents:
Part 1: What do people want? -- America's most unwanted -- America's most wanted -- Blue landscapes, bewitching numbers, and the double life of jokes: An interview with Komar and Melamid -- Master questionnaire and poll results
Part 2: Vox pop: Notes on a public conversation / JoAnn Wypijewski
Part 3: Blue world order?: A post hoc statistical analysis of art preference surveys from ten countries / John Bunge and Adrienne Freeman-Gallant The paintings Can it be the "Most wanted painting" even if nobody wants it? / Arthur C. Danto
Summary:
Beginning on December 10, 1993, trained professionals, working from a central, monitored location in Indiana on behalf of the Russian conceptual art team of Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, telephoned Americans to find out what they want in art--fine art, specifically painting. For eleven days the survey continued, as people throughout the forty-eight contiguous states pondered: soft curves or sharp angles? brushstrokes or smooth surfaces? "realistic-looking" or "different looking"? serious or festive? ...
Topic:
Painting--Public opinion  Search this
Public opinion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_527428