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    Dan Flavin: A Retrospective (Paperback) By (author) Michael Govan, By (author) Tiffany Bell, Foreword by Jeffrey Weiss, Contributions by Brydon Smith, Preface by Earl A. III Powell

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    DescriptionDan Flavin (1933-1996) is considered one of the most important and innovative artists of the late twentieth century. The simplicity and systematic character of his extraordinary work, along with his relentless exploration and ingenious discovery of an art of light, established him as a progenitor and chief exponent of Minimalism. Uniquely situated outside the mediums of painting and sculpture, the majority of Flavin's work after 1963 consists of art made from light. This landmark book, the first retrospective publication of Flavin's art since 1969, includes around 45 of the artist's most important light works, beginning with a pivotal series of constructed boxes with attached incandescent or fluorescent lights, called "icons", made from 1961 to 1963. Works spanning Flavin's career are discussed in depth, including examples that integrate light with the surrounding space and show the particular characteristics of blended fluorescent light, large-scale installations, and constructed corridors. The book also includes reproductions of Flavin's drawings, which show his thought processes and working methods. New scholarship and interpretation of Flavin's work appears in the form of three critical essays by experts, an extensive chronology, comprehensive bibliography, and exhibition history. In addition, Flavin's seminal text '...in daylight or cool white.' an autobiographical sketch, originally published in Artforum in 1965, is included. Exquisitely designed and produced, with many new stunning colour reproductions, Dan Flavin: A Retrospective captures the brilliance of this artist's contribution to and challenges of the art world and will be the authoritative volume on Flavin for years to come. This book is published in conjunction with a major exhibition on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (October 3, 2004 to January 9, 2005); Museum of Modern Art, Forth Worth (February 25 to June 5, 2005); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (July 1 to October 30, 2005); and other venues to be announced.

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    Dan Flavin
    A Retrospective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Govan, By (author) Tiffany Bell, Foreword by Jeffrey Weiss, Contributions by Brydon Smith, Preface by Earl A. III Powell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 256 mm
    Height: 304 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 1,420 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300106329
    ISBN 10: 0300106327

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25800
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 709/.2
    BISAC V2.8: ARC006000
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ4
    DC22: 709.2
    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
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    LC classification: N6537.F55 A4 2004
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    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    100 colour images, 30 b&w illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Tiffany Bell has served as project director of the Dan Flavin catalogue raisonne since 1998; Michael Govan is director of Dia Art Foundation; Earl A. Powell III is director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Brydon Smith is former curator of twentieth-century art at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Jeffrey Weiss is head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
    Review quote
    "One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find." Dan Flavin, 1987"