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Sol Lewitt
Gary Garrels
0300083580
March 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Sol LeWitt "is to art as Bach was to music," says conceptual artist Adrian Piper, indicating LeWitt's seminal importance to both the theory and practice of contemporary art. LeWitt's creations are the direct embodiments of his theoretical writings, abstract principles that he develops with supreme integrity into physical form. Recognizing his key role in the minimalist and conceptual movements of the 1960s and '70s, New York's MoMA gave LeWitt a major retrospective in 1978. Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective and the accompanying exhibition organized by Gary Garrels of the San Francisco Museum of Modern bring us up-to-date.

During the '80s and '90s, LeWitt's work moved from a cerebral asceticism toward rich color and surfaces and a more explicit sensuality and expressiveness. Nearly 500 carefully chosen and well-reproduced...



Dia: Beacon
Lynne Cooke (Editor)
0944521479
May 2003
Hardcover
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Richard Barnes
0918471591
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Mario Botta's new building for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened in 1995 and became an instant architectural landmark. The elegant brick faade and striated turret is an icon in the city's skyline and its light-filled galleries and striking central staircase are now as big an attraction to visitors as the art presented within. This superbly reproduced and beautifully illustrated book features over 40 color images by architectural photographer Richard Barnes, working drawings by the architect and photographs documenting the building's construction. There is a brief illustrated story of the Museum's illustrious 65 year history and a grand pictorial tour of its interior. As Mario Botta says: In museums, the real challenge is to discover that perfect balance where the architecture and art enrich one...


Sol LeWitt: Incomplete Open Cubes
Nicholas Baume (Editor)
0262523116
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
With essays by Nicholas Baume, Jonathan Flatley, and Pamela M. Lee.

Begun in 1974, Incomplete Open Cubes is a sophisticated and elaborate expression of conceptualist art-making by Sol LeWitt, one of the most influential abstract artists of his generation. No other serial project by LeWitt or his contemporaries embodies with such eloquence so many of the central artistic concerns of the period.

Incomplete Open Cubes exemplifies the deployment of a single idea to become, in LeWitt's words, "a machine that makes the art." The work forges a new way of making art in its ambitious use of a serial system that enables a kind of "noncompositional composition." The translation of the same idea into different scales and media is another key aspect of the work. All 122 variations in...


Sol Lewitt and Mimmo Paladino
Adachiara Zevi
8877571772
January 2004
Hardcover
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Bands of Color
Museum of Contemporary Art
093385658X
Aug 1999
Paperback
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Art of the Postmodern Era: From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s
Irving Sandler
0813334330
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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From Library Journal
A luminary critic, Sandler (art history SUNY, Purchase) specializes in American art from Abstract Expressionism onward. His lengthy but informative new book charts the tremendous diversity of the counterculture decades, defining both the myriad art movements and the fascinating ups and downs of squabbling theoreticians. In this final volume in a series on contemporary art (e.g., The New York School, LJ 9/1/78), Sandler covers everything from specific defined movements to changes in markets. New Image Painting, Bad Art, Deconstruction Art, Commodity Art, Neo-Geo, and even so-called "pathetic art" are called on, as well as the better-known Feminist Art, Pattern Painting, and so on. This major survey is lucid, sympathetic, exhaustive, and generally objective, whether speaking of political correctness, money and...


Sol Lewitt
Sol Lewitt
393757235X
Mar 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Josef Albers and Sol LeWitt are split by fundamentally different understandings of their work, but united by a powerful, overarching and defining goal, the avoidance of emphatic ideas of authorship and the de-emphasis, even, of the star system inside an authorís own oeuvre. Both keep their works from getting uppity by making each one part of a serial long-term study, rather than an individual potential masterpiece. LeWitt acknowledges and pays tribute to Albersís significance in his artistic development, and to the two menís connections, in Seven Basic Colors and All Their Combinations in a Square Within a Square, the title wall drawing, installed in the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat in Bottrop and reproduced here in its entirety.


Cover to Cover
Sol Lewitt
905662282X
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Sol Lewitt makes them, Christian Boltanski does too. And Hamish Fulton, Francesco Clemente, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Long, Ulises Carrión, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol. And many, many more. Examining the phenomenon of artist's books, Cover to Cover looks at the history of these bound objects within the context of art history. Concentrating particularly on artist's books created during the heyday of conceptual art, this volume describes the leading motives of publishers, collectors, and buyers, pinpointing to what extent artist's books and catalogs are distinct from one another, and why one genre increasingly contains references to the other. In his essay, Rob Perrée considers issues of presentation and offers a prediction about the future of the artist's book. Published in conjunction...


Wall Drawings
Sol Lewitt
8889431598
Aug 2006
Paperback
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Afterimage: Drawing Through Process
Cornelia H. Butler
0262522624
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
The term "process art" describes a moment of radical, aformal experimentation in postwar American sculpture. Through the medium of drawing, Afterimage revisits process art in terms of the artists who defined the movement and suggests a transitional moment when many of its practitioners anticipated the feminist and postminimalist art of the 1970s. Nancy Grossman's use of language, for example, suggests a kind of material abstraction, and Nancy Holt's earth works and related drawings introduced content into a minimalist vocabulary. The book also explores the drawing as a residual object in works in which the process of making dictates the form of the drawing. Examples include Gordon Matta-Clark's stacked cuttings, Robert Morris' "blind time" drawings, and Sol Lewitt's folded construction drawings. Other works,...


Artists Talk: 1969-1977
Peggy Gale (Editor)
0919616402
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An insightful essay by Peggy Gale introduces this transcription of historic talks by internationally known artists, recorded some 30 years ago at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Included are talks by Vito Acconci (1977), Carl Andre (1969), Joseph Beuys (1976), Daniel Buren (1973), James Lee Byars (1970), Paterson Ewen (1976), Robert Filliou (1973), Dan Graham (1973 and 1977), Douglas Huebler (1973), Joseph Kosuth (1969), Sol LeWitt (1970), Mel Ramsden for Art & Language (1972), Alan Sondheim (1973), and Lawrence Weiner (1972). These transcriptions are all collected for the first time in this volume. An important resource for contemporary art and its attendant issues, Artists Talk: 1969-1977 reveals artists' concerns during a period bracketed by conceptual art and an international...


Beer, Art and Philosophy: The Art of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art
Tom Marioni
1891300172
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
I would encourage everyone to get to know the work of Tom Marioni. There are many discoveries and delights there. I keep finding new things. It won’t make you a better person but will make you happy to be the one you are. --Sol LeWitt Tom Marioni’s 1970 exhibition, The Art of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art, was a forerunner of a type of Conceptual art prevalent today that involves eating, drinking, and other social activities. In this book, a memoir, Marioni demystifies and defines Conceptual art and answers the question, "What is art for?" Thomas McEvilley, in the introduction, enlarges the historic context, comparing early Conceptual art activities in New York to the work of California artists like Marioni and John Baldessari, who embraced directness and humor and overleapt New York...


Charles Vandenhove: Art in Architecture
Charles Vandenhove
9055445460
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Jeff Wall tapestry? Sol LeWitt paneling? Is this some new Target promotion? Actually, those works aren't for sale to the general public, but are part of architect Charles Vandenhove's signature philosophy of integrating other artists' work into his own designs. And it's one reason he's gained such acclaim and fame, whether for a new design (the Théâtre des Abbesses in Paris) or one of his numerous renovation projects (La Monnaie Theatre in Brussels). Paneling (a Vandenhove hallmark) reworked by LeWitt, Marthe Wéry, and Jacques Charlier; tapestries conceived by Luc Tuymans as well as Jeff Wall; designs by Daniel Buren and Patrick Corillon: Each work of art finds a niche in Vandenhove's architecture, creating a deliberate interaction between disciplines. Or as he himself puts it: "As at the time of the...

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