John Baldessari: v. 2: More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari

John Baldessari: v. 2: More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari

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Edited by Meg Cranston, Edited by Hans-Ulrich Obrist

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  • Publisher: Jrp Ringier
  • Format: Paperback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 210mm x 18mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Zurich
  • ISBN 10: 3037641924
  • ISBN 13: 9783037641927
  • Illustrations note: 15 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 436,842

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This first volume of JRP-Ringier's complete John Baldessari writings project traces the genesis and development of the artist's understanding of art in the early 1960s. `More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari` presents Baldessari as storyteller, moralist, teacher and occasional gadfly, always concerned to accomplish what he describes as the central task of art making: to communicate in a way that people can understand. These writings address everything from matters of color in sculpture, to the dilemmas of art students in need of ideas, to the art world's ever-conflicted relationship with money, while always returning to Baldessari's love of language and his longstanding investigation into the tensions of word and image. With numerous never-before-published texts and facsimiles of original documents, this long-anticipated collection will prove essential reading for anyone involved in contemporary art.

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