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    DescriptionWhat is art? Must it be a unique, saleable luxury item? Can it be a concept that never takes material form? Or an idea for a work that can be repeated endlessly? Conceptual art favours a vivid engagement with such questions. It can take many forms: photographs, videos, posters, billboards, charts, plans and, in particular, language itself. Tony Godfrey has written the first ever clear, extensive, concise and informative account of this fascinating phenomenon.

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    Conceptual Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Godfrey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714833880
    ISBN 10: 0714833886

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25810
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ4
    B&T Approval Code: A02304048
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART008000
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ5
    DC22: 709.04075
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 709.04075
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 709/.04/075
    LC classification: N6494.C63 G63 1998
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    200 colour & 50 b&w illustrations, glossary, map, index
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    06 November 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Tony Godfrey is Programme Director of the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute, London. His books include New Image Painting in the 1980s and Drawing Today.
    Review quote
    'Tony Godfrey's book is the intelligent, well argued, comprehensive and beautifully presented survey of Conceptual art we have been waiting on for years. It is both accessible and easily readable while at the same time conceding little intellectual high ground. This is an exquisitely designed paperback which both looks and feels the business. Buy it, steal it, or get your local library to buy it. This is that rare thing - an indispensable classic that is a must for anyone interested in understanding the roots of contemporary art.' (Contemporary Visual Arts) 'Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing.' (Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London) 'The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods...I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools.' (Joachim Pissarro, Yale University) 'Authoritative'(Christie's Books) 'More than just a compilation of sources, documents, and images ... Osborne offers an original, challenging, reinterpretation of Conceptual Art ... a solid contribution to the burgeoning re-examination of Conceptual Art.' (Barry Schwabsky, BookForum)
    Table of contents
    Introduction - what is Conceptual Art?; early modernism - anti-art gestures; the post-war period - alternatives to painting; false, radical and obdurate - realities in the early sixties; who were the brain police? - six types of Conceptual Art; crises of authority - the dominance of Conceptual Art; the end? - the decline or diaspora of Conceptual Art; "Are you Boring or Are you Angry?" - artists using photography; the name on the door - artists using words since 1980; who are the style police? - Conceptual Art Today.