In this important work, Frances Colpitt chronicles the Minimal art movement of the 1960s. Maintaining the original spirit of the period - enthusiasm for innovation and a passionate commitment to intellectual inquiry - Colpitt provides an excellent documentary history that is both thorough and non-partisan.
Arguably the most intelligent and complete study of this subject ever published.
Contents:1. Process Issues: New Materials and Techniques; Color; MonochromaticPainting; "The Vanishing Base"2. Internal Issues(Composition): NonrelationalComposition; Figure-Ground; The Hegemony of Shape; Systematic Order3. External Issues(The Spectator): The Concept of Presence; Significance ofScale; Architecture and the Environment; Michael Fried's Theory ofTheatricality; The Spectator's Experience4. Theoretical Issues: Abstraction and the subversion of illusion; Reality and the Condition of Objecthood; The Concept of Reduction; "Boring" Art; Interest as a Value; Art or Non-art: the Relevance of Theories.Artists work that is included: Vladimir Tatlin, Jackson Pollock, YvesKlein, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Robert Rauschenberg,David Smith, Anthony Caro, William Tucker, Mark di Suvero, JohnChamberlain, Lee Bontecou, Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, Donald Judd, RobertMorris, Dan Flavin, Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Tony Smith, ROnald Bladen,Robert Murray, Larry Bell, John McCrackent, Craig Kauffman, RobertMangold, Brice Marden, David Novros, Jo Baer, Robert Ryman, and RobertSmithson
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: January 1993
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.04
Weight (kg): 0.46