Allan Kaprow - Art as Life by Andrew Perchuk, 1st HB 2008 New & Sealed Rare. All's Kaprow described himself as an an artist, one who refused to participate in the traditional forms of the art world. Instead, he championed the practice that blurred the boundaries between art of life, moving out outside the gallery of the museum and insisting on active participation rather than passive spectatorship.
This richly illustrated volume documents Kaprow's life and work through an extensive chronology that visually portrays his evolution from Peter to environmental artist to inventor of the happening and the activity. Six essays contextualise this history and offered close readings of individual pieces, focusing on topics including Kaprow early work, his writings and the difficulty of exhibiting his oeuvre while remaining true to his artistic ethos.