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Minimalism

  • Baker, K
  • Taal: en
  • Impressum: New York : Abbeville Press, 1988
  • Collatie: Boek; 144 p ill
  • Locatie: MINIMAL ART
  • ISBN/ISSN: 89659887
  • VUBIS: 95363
  • Annotatie: Met lijst werken. - Met bio- en bibliografie

Beschrijving Minimalism

Beginning in the 1960s, artists reacted against what they saw as the flamboyance of Abstract Expressionism, seeking instead materials, forms, and procedures that explicitly do not convey the personal touch of the fabricator. Many observers have judged the artworks that resulted obstinately cerebral and unapproachable - or, worse, barren beyond the point of tedium. Others have recognized that these works are, in fact, revolutionary, embodying an elemental immediacy unprecedented in Western art. Giving no quarter to complacent illusion and habits of perception, the Minimalists pushed aesthetic thought deeply into the crust of unexamined ideas that most of us take for granted as cultural terra firma. In this volume, illustrated with works ranging from small-scale sculpture and hermetic paintings to vast "earthworks," Baker explores the history and challenge of Minimalism in the context not only of the trends it succeeded, but of those that have succeeded it. Minimalism is one of those rare essays of critical insight that combine a comprehensive point of view with a revisionist spirit; for, in unfolding the history of his subject, Baker finally challenges the very notion of a "minimalist movement

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