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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 248 x 286 x 18mm | 1,120.37g
  • Phaidon Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged, Revised
  • Abridged, Revised, Updated
  • w. 296 figs.
  • 0714856533
  • 9780714856537
  • 80,489

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"Readers will learn as much about the subject as one book can be expected to deliver."-Barry Schwabsky, Bookforum "Well written... An excellent 'Documents' section that allows a proper investigation of the movement's theoretical bases."-Art Reviewshow more

Table of contents

Preface by James Meyer Survey essay by James Meyer Works: extensive colour plate section with extended caption descriptions for every artwork (1959-63 First Encounters; 1964-67 High Minimalism; 1967-79 Canonization/Critique; 1980-present Recent Work) Artists' Biographies Bibliography Indexshow more

About James Meyer

James Meyer is a writer and art historian who has been teaching contemporary art and critical theory at Emory University, Atlanta, since 1994. He is a noted specialist and lecturer in Minimalism, as well as other forms of American art of the 1960s, and contemporary forms of institutional critique. Meyer has written extensively on Minimal artists. Publications include Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the 1960s (Yale, 2001); he has contributed essays to Mel Bochner: Thought Made Visible 1966-1973 (Yale, 1995); Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture for a Large Wall, 1957 (Matthew Marks Gallery, 1998); Eva Hesse: A Retrospective, ed. Elisabeth Sussman (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2002); Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth, Practice (Cambridge, 2004) and A Minimal Future (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2004). He is the editor of Carl Andre, Cuts=Texts, 1999-2004 (MIT Press, 2005) and has contributed to journals Artforum, Art Magazine, Flash Art and more

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"Readers will learn as much about the subject as one book can be expected to deliver."âBarry Schwabsky, Bookforum "Well written... An excellent âDocumentsâ section that allows a proper investigation of the movementâs theoretical bases."âArt Reviewshow more

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