Art and Visual Culture on the French Riviera, 1956–1971: The Ecole de Nice
by Rosemary O’Neill
234 x 156 mm; 282 pp; Hardcover
Illustrations: Includes 13 colour and 34 b&w illustrations
Release date: January 2012
A new book by ADHT Professor Rosemary O’Neill called Art and Visual Culture on the French Riviera,1959-1971: The Ecole de Nice has been released by Ashgate Publishing. This book is the first in-depth exploration into the “Ecole de Nice” period in art history, a movement associated with Nouveau Realisme, Fluxus and Supports/Surfaces. Through extensive research from museum archives, Professor O’Neill is able to show the significance of the Ecole de Nice as a historical moment within the context of the broader social currents occurring during the European art scene as well as the contemporary art world in America. The book also suggests that the emergence of an Ecole de Nice and the artists within this movement internally eroded the dominance of Paris as the national standard at this moment of French decentralization efforts in the 1960s.