Cloth $49.95 ISBN: 9781933253930 Will Publish July 2014
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781933253916 Will Publish July 2014

Art & Energy

How Culture Changes

Barry Lord

Barry Lord

Distributed for American Alliance of Museums Press

320 pages | 75 color plates | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
Cloth $49.95 ISBN: 9781933253930 Will Publish July 2014
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781933253916 Will Publish July 2014
In Art & Energy, Barry Lord argues that human creativity is deeply linked to the resources available on earth for our survival. From our ancient mastery of fire through our exploitation of coal, oil, and gas, to the development of today’s renewable energy sources, each new source of energy fundamentally transforms our art and culture—how we interact with the world, organize our communities, communicate, and conceive of and assign value to art. By analyzing art, artists, and museums across eras and continents, Lord demonstrates how our cultural values and artistic expression are formed by our efforts to access and control the energy sources that make these cultures possible. Ultimately, Art & Energy reveals how, in Lord’s words, “energy transition is a powerful engine of cultural change.”
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