Donald Judd

Donald Judd

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Artists, architects, art historians, critics, and curators explore the work of Donald Judd as both artist and critic in essays spanning all of Judd's career. Donald Judd (1928-1994) is one of the most influential American artists of the postwar era. Beginning in the 1960s, he developed new ideas about art--in both his works and writings--that challenged many of modernism's core tenets by resisting the categories of painting and sculpture. Judd described this work as specific objects. Critics labeled it minimalism. Perhaps because Judd's own critical writings provide a discursive framework for his work, some of the monographic essays on his work are not widely known. This volume collects critical and scholarly writings on Judd, examining his work as both artist and critic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 439.98g
  • MIT Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 30 black and white illustrations
  • 0262539454
  • 9780262539456
  • 1,141,519

Table of contents

Series Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Donald Judd (1965) 1
Allusion and Illusion in Donald Judd (1966) 5
Judd the Obscure (1968) 13 
Don Judd (1975) 21
Notes on (Re)viewing Donald Judd’s Work (1983) 39
Donald Judd: Re-ordering Order (1989) 55
The Inflection (1991) 71
The Material Uncanny (1998) 95
Wear and Care: Preserving Judd (2004) 109
Judd’s Writings and Influence (2005) 119 
A Loft without Labor (2009) 133
Donald Judd’s Credibility Gap (2011) 177 
Unfinished Project (2011) 205
Index of Names 211
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About Annie Ochmanek

Annie Ochmanek is a PhD candidate at Columbia University. Alex Kitnick is Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Bard College and the editor of a previous October Files volume, Dan Graham (MIT Press).
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