Joseph, B: Beyond the Dream Syndicate - Tony Conrad and the
Tony Conrad and the Arts After Cage
Examining Tony Conrad's collaborative interactions as a guiding thread by which to investigate the contiguous networks and discursive interconnections in 1960s art.
Branden W. Joseph is Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and an editor of the journal Grey Room (MIT Press).
"Joseph moves across and between disciplinary genres of scholarship, and thereby challenges the reader's capacity to think outside familiar categories. This study sits at the fringes of several academic disciplines and, to its credit, fits squarely within none."--Stephen Petersen, Leonardo Reviews "A superb book." Daniel Birnbaum Artforum "[A] meticulous and imaginative study... a vital argument for recasting in unlikely, counterintuitive or even absurd ways the cultural histories we think we know best... a compelling and exemplary history." Art Review "Branden W. Joseph's new book Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage is a necessary and timely one. In sum, Joseph has succeeded in substantially altering our notion of the so-called expanded field of art and film. With its meticulous research and precise mode of argumentation, Beyond the Dream Syndicate sets an important standard for future scholars..." Texte zur Kunst "Branden W. Joseph"s new book, Beyond the Dream Syndicate, is a major contribution to our thinking about this period... an immensely engaging -- and important -- book." Modern Painters "Joseph writes powerfully... and with a brio most academic writers can only dream about... a major book" The Wire