Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology / Edition 1

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Here with a new introduction and updated bibliography, is the definitive collection of writings by and about the work of the 1960s minimalists, generously illustrated with photographs of paintings, sculpture, and performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520201477
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 5.71 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory Battcock was a painter, lecturer in art history and criticism, and editor of The New Art: A Critical Anthology and The New American Cinema. He was a frequent contributor to Arts Magazine, Art and Literature, College Art Journal, and Film Culture. Anne M. Wagner is Professor of the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Reading Minimal Art 3
Preface 19
Systemic Painting 37
Sculpture as Architecture: New York Letter, 1966-67 61
Serial Art, Systems, Solipsism 92
The Razed Sites of Carl Andre 103
Subject Matter in the Work of Barnett Newman 109
Art and Objecthood 116
Questions to Stella and Judd 148
Two Exhibitions 165
Photographs 175
Recentness of Sculpture 180
Mannerism in the Abstract 187
A Systematic Revery from Abstraction to Now 195
Minimal Art and Primary Meanings 200
Eros Presumptive 209
Notes on Sculpture 222
Literalness and the Infinite 236
Minus Plato 251
Minimal Abstracts 256
A Quasi Survey of Some "Minimalist" Tendencies in the Quantitatively Minimal Dance Activity Midst the Plethora, or an Analysis of Trio A 263
A B C Art 274
Defining Art 298
Gesture and Non-Gesture in Recent Sculpture 308
Luminism and Kineticism 317
Schemata 7 359
Talking with Tony Smith 381
Minimal Art 387
Writings 400
Bibliography 445
Index 451
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