Donald Judd: Complete Writings, 1959-1975: Gallery Reviews, Book Reviews, Articles, Letters to the Editor, Reports, Statements, Complaints (1975)
Filed under book | Tags: · 1960s, 1970s, abstract expressionism, art, art criticism, minimal art
Originally published in 1975, this collection of Donald Judd’s writings is now a sought-after classic. His uncompromising reviews avoid the familiar generalizations so often associated with the styles of emerging during the 1950s and 60s. This book is not a mere survey of the art produced and exhibited during that period. Instead, Judd discusses in detail the work of more than five hundred artists showing in New York at that time and provides a critical account of this significant era in American art. While addressing the social and political ramifications of art production, the writings focus on the work of Jackson Pollock, Kasimir Malevich, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, John Chamberlain, Larry Poons, Kenneth Noland, and Claes Oldenburg. His 1965 “Specific Objects” essay, a discussion of sculptural thought in the 60s, is included alongside the notorious polemical essay “Imperialism, Nationalism, Regionalism” (1975). Three hundred reproductions as well as an extensive index accompany the text.
Publisher Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, 1975
Nova Scotia series
ISBN 0919616070, 9780919616073
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Paper Monument is a print journal of contemporary art published by n+1 and designed by Project Projects.
Edited by Naomi Fry, Dushko Petrovich, Prem Krishnamurthy, Jessica Slaven, and Roger White
Publisher n+1 Foundation, Brooklyn, New York
84 pages each
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“Founded in December of 1986 by editors Susan Bee and Mira Schor, M/E/A/N/I/N/G provided a timely vehicle for an expanded practice of art criticism from its locus in New York City. Reflecting on the origins of the magazine in an introduction to the final issue, the editors write: ‘we felt the need for an alternative to the market orientation of mainstream art magazines and the frequently exclusionary theoretical orientation of more academic journals, both of which seemed distant from the actual creative lives of a majority of thoughtful and informed working visual artists.’
In twenty issues published over the course of a decade, M/E/A/N/I/N/G indexes the most compelling questions of its time while offering a wide range of informative and provocative critical perspectives that remain contemporary. Designed by Susan Bee, the magazine measures 8.5” by 11” perfect bound with the exception of the first four side stapled issues. The final ‘visual forum’ double issue featured a single image from most contributors in alphabetical order alongside a thorough index to the full run of the magazine compiled by Anne Tardos.” (source)
Published in New York
via Danny Snelson
Filed under book | Tags: · 1910s, art criticism, cultural criticism, literary criticism, literature, poetry
Walter Benjamin became a published writer at the age of seventeen. Yet the first stirrings of this most original of critical minds—penned during the years in which he transformed himself from the comfortable son of a haute-bourgeois German Jewish family into the nomadic, uncompromising philosopher-critic we have since come to appreciate—have until now remained largely unavailable in English. Early Writings, 1910-1917 rectifies this situation, documenting the formative intellectual experiences of one of the twentieth century’s most resolutely independent thinkers.
Here we see the young Benjamin in his various roles as moralist, cultural critic, school reformer, and poet-philosopher. The diversity of interest and profundity of thought characteristic of his better-known work from the 1920s and 30s are already in evidence, as we witness the emergence of critical projects that would occupy Benjamin throughout his intellectual career: the role of the present in historical remembrance, the relationship of the intellectual to political action, the idea of truth in works of art, and the investigation of language as the veiled medium of experience.
Even at this early stage, a recognizably Benjaminian way of thinking comes into view—a daring, boundary-crossing enterprise that does away with classical antitheses in favor of the relentlessly-seeking critical consciousness that produced the groundbreaking works of his later years. With the publication of these early writings, our portrait of one of the most significant intellects of the twentieth century edges closer to completion.
The book is a translation of selections from Walter Benjamin, Gesammelte Schriften, 1972-1989, Suhrkamp Verlag
Translated by Howard Eiland and Others
Publisher Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge/MA and London, 2011
ISBN 0674049934, 9780674049932
Filed under book | Tags: · art, art criticism, art history, czech republic, czechoslovakia, slovakia
Výtvarný a literární kritik a historik umění Jindřich Chalupecký v knize portrétuje české a slovenské umělce Vladimíra Boudníka, Jiřího Balcara, Jiřího Koláře, Ladislava Nováka, Milana Knížáka, Alexe Mlynárčika, Evu Kmentovou, Petra Štemberu a Jana Mlčocha.
First published by K. Jadrný, Munich, 1987
Publisher Prostor, 1990
Filed under book | Tags: · art, art criticism, art history, avant-garde, dada
V Marcelu Duchampovi nachází Jindřich Chalupecký nejdůležitěší a nejvlivnější osobnost světového moderního umění. Práce, z níž je cítit autorova hluboká zaujatost tématem, poprvé u nás podává souhrnný pohled na Marcela Duchampa, bez něhož je veškeré umění 20. století nemyslitelné. Kniha, která je výsledkem mnohaletého autorova studia, vychází doplněna řadou barevných a černobílých vyobrazení.
Epilogue: Pavla Pečinková
Publisher Torst, Prague, 1998
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Based on the 1999 Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture, this book uses the work of the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers to argue that the specifity of mediums, even modernist ones, can never be simply collapsed into the physicality of their support.
Publisher Thames & Hudson, 2000
Volume 31 of The Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture Series
ISBN 0500282072, 9780500282076