Out Of The Box

Out Of The Box

by Carter Ratcliff
     
 

The author, a leading art critic, focuses a new lens on this radical movement, showing the nuances that defined Minimalism in its various phases, as characterized by the inflected object, the disintegrated object, the ironic object ­then the transition from the object to architecture, space, landscape, cityscape, body, performance, and conceptual art. No

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The author, a leading art critic, focuses a new lens on this radical movement, showing the nuances that defined Minimalism in its various phases, as characterized by the inflected object, the disintegrated object, the ironic object ­then the transition from the object to architecture, space, landscape, cityscape, body, performance, and conceptual art. No other account has documented in such detail the scope and impact of this artistic revolution, which the author argues spanned all mediums and pushed every aesthetic possibility of Minimalism to an extreme.

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Library Journal
Ratcliff, an art critic and contributing editor of Art in America, has produced an incisive and well-researched study of American art from 1965 to 1975. The text covers the entire spectrum of art activities of this time, including sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, earthworks, and photography. The usual suspects are discussed, including Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Dan Graham, Bruce Nauman, and the like, but Ratcliff also brings to light lesser-known artists, such as Mac Adams and Bill Beckley. Out of the Box chronicles the evolution of art from the severe minimalist object to a time of pluralism, when anything became possible. Ratcliff utilizes statements and writings by artists to substantiate his position rather than relying on critics from the period. The design is stylish but at times inordinate, detracting from the images, which are literally placed "out of the box." Recommended for academic and public libraries with substantial art collections. Krista Ivy, Bryn Mawr Coll., PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Almost nothing remains of the explosion of artistic innovation that followed Minimalism, says Ratcliff, art critic and contributing editor of . He discusses artists, media, and genres of the period, and the connections between them. The illustrations are in black and white. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581150735
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Aesthetics Today Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 5.90(d)

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