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Title West of center : art and the counterculture experiment in America, 1965-1977 / Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner, editors ; foreword by Lucy R. Lippard.
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press ; [Denver, Colo.] : Published in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, [2012]

Subject Art and society -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Counterculture -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Alt Name Auther, Elissa.
Lerner, Adam, 1966-
Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Add Title Art and the counterculture experiment in America, 1965-1977
Description xxxvi, 389 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Nov. 10, 2011-Feb. 19, 2012 and at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Sept. 29, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.
Contents Foreword : Memory as model / Lucy R. Lippard -- Introduction : The counterculture experiment : consciousness and encounters at the edge of art / Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner -- Part. I. Communal encounters. How to build a commune : Drop City's influence on the Southwestern Commune Movement / Erin Elder -- Collective movement : Anna and Lawrence Halprin's joint workshops / Eva J. Friedberg -- The Farm by the freeway / Jana Blankenship -- San Francisco video collectives and the counterculture / Deanne Pytlinski -- Part II. Handmade worlds -- Handmade genders : queer costuming in San Francisco circa 1970 / Julia Bryan-Wilson -- Libre, Colorado, and the hand-built home / Amy Azzarito -- Craft and the handmade at Paolo Soleri's communal settlements / Elissa Auther -- Pond Farm and the summer craft experience / Jenni Sorkin -- Expanded cinema in Los Angeles : the single wing turquoise bird / David E. James -- Paper walls : political posters in an age of mass media / Tom WIlson -- Part III. Cultural politics. The print culture of Yolanda M. López / Karen Mary Davalos -- The countercultural 'Indian' : visualizing retribalization at the human be-in / Mark Watson -- Goddess : feminist art and spirituality in the 1970s / Jennie Klein -- The revolution will be visualized : Black Panther artist Emory Douglas / Colette Gaiter -- Out of the closets, into the woods : the post-Stonewall emergence of queer anti-urbanism / Scott Herring -- Part IV. Altered consciousness. Naked pictures : Ansel Adams and the Esalen Institute / Suzanne Hudson -- Techniques of survival : the Harrisons and the environmental counterculture / Amanda Boetzkes -- Countercultural intoxication : an aesthetics of transformation / Mark Harris -- Everywhere present yet nowhere visible : Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dharma art at the Naropa Institute / Bill Scheffe -- Signifying the ineffable : rock poster art and psychedelic counterculture in San Francisco / Scott B. Montgomery.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780816677252 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0816677255 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780816677269 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0816677263 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 719427917
Table of Contents
 Foreword Memory as Model / Lucy R. Lippardix
 Introduction The Counterculture Experiment: Consciousness and Encounters at the Edge of Art / Adam Lernerxvii
ch. 1 How to Build a Commune: Drop City's Influence on the Southwestern Commune Movement / Erin Elder3
ch. 2 Collective Movement: Anna and Lawrence Halprin's Joint Workshops / Eva J. Friedberg23
ch. 3 The Farm by the Freeway / Jana Blankenship43
ch. 4 San Francisco Video Collectives and the Counterculture / Deanne Pytlinski57
ch. 5 Handmade Genders: Queer Costuming in San Francisco circa 1970 / Julia Bryan-Wilson77
ch. 6 Libre, Colorado, and the Hand-Built Home / Amy Azzarito95
ch. 7 Craft and the Handmade at Paolo Soleri's Communal Settlements / Elissa Auther111
ch. 8 Pond Farm and the Summer Craft Experience / Jenni Sorkin129
ch. 9 Expanded Cinema in Los Angeles: The Single Wing Turquoise Bird / David E. James141
ch. 10 Paper Walls: Political Posters in an Age of Mass Media / Tom Wilson163
ch. 11 The Print Culture of Yolanda M. Lopez / Karen Mary Davalos185
ch. 12 The Countercultural "Indian": Visualizing Retribalization at the Human Be-in / Mark Watson209
ch. 13 Goddess: Feminist Art and Spirituality in the 1970s / Jennie Klein225
ch. 14 The Revolution Will Be Visualized: Black Panther Artist Emory Douglas / Colette Gaiter241
ch. 15 Out of the Closets, Into the Woods: The Post-Stonewall Emergence of Queer Anti-urbanism / Scott Herring255
ch. 16 Naked Pictures: Ansel Adams and the Esalen Institute / Suzanne Hudson287
ch. 17 Techniques of Survival: The Harrisons and the Environmental Counterculture / Amanda Boetzkes307
ch. 18 Countercultural Intoxication: An Aesthetics of Transformation / Mark Harris325
ch. 19 Everywhere Present Yet Nowhere Visible: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dharma Art at the Naropa Institute / Bill Scheffe345
ch. 20 Signifying the Ineffable: Rock Poster Art and Psychedelic Counterculture in San Francisco / Scott B. Montgomery361

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