Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology / Edition 1

Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology / Edition 1

by Gregory Battcock
     
 


"So perspicuous was Battcock's choice of articles in Minimal Art that his book has proved to be an exceptionally telling index of the critical discourse of its time. This is the key primary source book—for that matter it remains the key book—on the subject of Minimal Art, a movement that has lately, newly become a topic of consuming interest toSee more details below

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"So perspicuous was Battcock's choice of articles in Minimal Art that his book has proved to be an exceptionally telling index of the critical discourse of its time. This is the key primary source book—for that matter it remains the key book—on the subject of Minimal Art, a movement that has lately, newly become a topic of consuming interest to many modern art historians, critics, curators and artists."—Anna C. Chave, author of Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction

"Good criticism of contemporary art movements is both rare and scattered, and readers with access to a wide range of periodicals and catalogue introductions are few. . . Minimal Art is so obviously the most important movement of the 1960s, and equally certainly will continue to be so in the early 1970s, that this anthology will be a valuable compilation of statements by artists and assessments by critics."—David Irwin, Apollo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520201477
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/03/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Reading Minimal Art3
Preface19
Systemic Painting37
Sculpture as Architecture: New York Letter, 1966-6761
Serial Art, Systems, Solipsism92
The Razed Sites of Carl Andre103
Subject Matter in the Work of Barnett Newman109
Art and Objecthood116
Questions to Stella and Judd148
Two Exhibitions165
Photographs175
Recentness of Sculpture180
Mannerism in the Abstract187
A Systematic Revery from Abstraction to Now195
Minimal Art and Primary Meanings200
Eros Presumptive209
Notes on Sculpture222
Literalness and the Infinite236
Minus Plato251
Minimal Abstracts256
A Quasi Survey of Some "Minimalist" Tendencies in the Quantitatively Minimal Dance Activity Midst the Plethora, or an Analysis of Trio A263
A B C Art274
Defining Art298
Gesture and Non-Gesture in Recent Sculpture308
Luminism and Kineticism317
Schemata 7359
Talking with Tony Smith381
Minimal Art387
Writings400
Bibliography445
Index451

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