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Minimal Art (25)

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The bare minimum
 
Often regarded as a backlash against abstract expressionism, Minimalism was characterized by simplified, stripped-down forms and materials used to express ideas in a direct and impersonal manner. By presenting artworks as simple objects, minimalist artists sought to communicate esthetic ideals without reference to expressive or historical themes. This critical movement, which began in the 1960s and branched out into land art, performance art, and conceptual art, is still a major influence today. This book explains the how, why, where and when of Minimal Art, and the artists who helped define it.

Featured artists: Carl Andre, Stephen Antonakos, Jo Baer, Larry Bell, Ronald Bladen, Walter De Maria, Dan Flavin, Robert Grosvenor, Eva Hesse, Donald Judd, Gary Kuehn, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, John McCracken, Robert Morris, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Frank Stella, Robert Smithson, Anne Truitt
 
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre Series features:
  • a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural and social events that took place during that period
  • a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each of which is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and with an interpretation of the respective work, plus a portrait and brief biography of the artist
  • approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions

About the Author

Daniel Marzona (b. 1969) studied art history and philosophy at the Ruhr University in Bochum. From 2001-2003 he worked as Associate Curator at the PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. Marzona is a co-founder of the Navado Press in Trieste, which publishes artist books and titles on contemporary art and architecture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836514064
Author:
Marzona, Daniel
Publisher:
Taschen
Editor:
Grosenick, Uta
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
25
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
12.04x9.68x.66 in. 2.05 lbs.

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