From October Books

October

The First Decade, 1976-1986

Edited by Annette Michelson, Rosalind E. Krauss, Douglas Crimp and Joan Copjec

Overview

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Summary

OCTOBER: The First Decade brings together a selection of some of the most important and representative texts, many from issues long out of print, that have appeared in one of the foremost journals in art criticism and theory.

Contributors Rosalind Krauss, Sergei Eisenstein, Peter Handke, Georges Didi Huberman, Mary Ann Doane, and Hans Haacke. Their essays are organized under the categories of the index, historical materialism, the critique of institutions, psychoanalysis, rhetoric, and the body.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262132220 472 pp. | 7 in x 9 in

Paperback

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262631198 472 pp. | 7 in x 9 in

Editors

Annette Michelson

Annette Michelson (1922–2018) was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. A founding editor of the journal October, she wrote on art and cinema for more than five decades. Some of Michelson's essays on film were recently published in On the Eve of the Future: Selected Writings on Film (MIT Press).

Rosalind E. Krauss

Rosalind E. Krauss is University Professor in the Department of Art History at Columbia University, where, from 1995 to 2006, she held the Meyer Schapiro Chair in Modern Art and Theory. She is a founding editor of October and the author of Passages in Modern Sculpture, The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Myths, The Optical Unconscious, Bachelors, Perpetual Inventory, Under Blue Cup (all published by the MIT Press), and other books.

Douglas Crimp

Douglas Crimp is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester. He is the author of On the Museum's Ruins and Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, both published by the MIT Press.

Joan Copjec

Joan Copjec is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Media Study at the University at Buffalo, where she is also Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture.