Another Minimalism: Art After California Light and Space

Another Minimalism: Art After California Light and Space

by Melissa E. Feldman


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A fascinating offshoot of minimalism, Light and Space art emerged in California in the 1970s and continues to be influential today. Another Minimalism traces the growth and development of the school, with its interest in site-specific installation, color, immateriality, and situationist and participatory art—all in all a very different kind of minimalism from the austere, mathematical abstractions that the term usually calls to mind.
Looking at the work of major contemporary artists like Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Carol Bove, and Spencer Finch, Feldman rewrites the story of minimalism’s impact on later artists, revealing the powerful but largely unrecognized influence of West Coast artists like Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Maria Nordman. Richly illustrated, Another Minimalism offers a convincing new angle on the work and legacy of key twentieth-century artists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908612342
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 01/15/2016
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Melissa E. Feldman is a Seattle-based independent curator and writer who has contributed to Art in America, Frieze, Third Text, and Aperture, among other publications.  She is currently distinguished visiting faculty for critical and contextual studies at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle. 

Table of Contents

Uta Barth
Larry Bell
Carol Bove
Sarah Braman
Tacita Dean
Olafur Eliasson
Sam Falls
Spencer Finch
Jeppe Hein
Robert Irwin
Ann Veronica Janssens
James Welling

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