ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts: 1946-1968

This book is dedicated to the first two decades of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, presenting a thorough history of the organisation’s roots in post-war Britain, its mission of providing a physical base for the avant-garde, and its laying the groundwork for a continuing contribution to the evolution of contemporary art. Anne Massey’s account is comprehensive in its scope, emphasising the ICA’s being openly fluid and responsive to fluctuations in artistic culture with groundbreaking exhibitions and very personal approach. Besides a foreword by executive director Gregor Muir, the book includes numerous archival images and a detailed chronology.

Text: Massey Anne, Muir Gregor. cm 19,5×26; pp. 208; COL and BW; hardcover. Publisher: Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2014.

ISBN: 9789491843136| 9491843133

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This book is dedicated to the first two decades of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, presenting a thorough history of the organisation’s roots in post-war Britain, its mission of providing a physical base for the avant-garde, and its laying the groundwork for a continuing contribution to the evolution of contemporary art. Anne Massey’s account is comprehensive in its scope, emphasising the ICA’s being openly fluid and responsive to fluctuations in artistic culture with groundbreaking exhibitions and very personal approach. Besides a foreword by executive director Gregor Muir, the book includes numerous archival images and a detailed chronology.