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Conceptual Art Library

Conceptual Art Library

Possibly the most abused word in the art lexicon, “conceptual” refers to any art work in which the idea is the work’s most important aspect. “When an artist uses a conceptual form of art,” wrote Sol LeWitt in his 1967 “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” “it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” While the question of whether the idea outweighs the work’s execution can often only be answered intuitively, conceptual art is nonetheless associated with a certain look: serial forms (since the idea often generates serial examples of itself), industrial/nono-manual production and the use of graphically emphatic language (as in Lawrence Weiner). Weiner, LeWitt, Mel Bochner, Joseph Kosuth and the Art & Language collective were among the first generation of conceptualists; included in our conceptualism library are examples from subsequent generations of artists who have extended their legacy.

Conceptual Art Library

Inserts advertising supplement to the Sunday New York Times, May 22, 1988. Commissioned by Group Material, Inserts featured single-page artworks by Mike Glier, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Carrie Mae Weems, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Spero, Nancy Linn, Hans Haacke, Richard Prince and Louise Lawler. Image is reproduced from Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material.

"When artworks are engendered as persons in dialogue, the experience of art can make a rebellion."

Doug Ashford of Group Material

Conceptual Art: Recommended Reading List of Books & Catalogs

Lucy Lippard: 4,492,040
Lucy Lippard: 4,492,040
NEW DOCUMENTS

Boxed, 6 x 4 in. / 460 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 4/30/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781927354001 | $35.00


From Conceptualism to Feminism
From Conceptualism to Feminism
AFTERALL BOOKS

Pbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 304 pgs / 140 bw. | 8/31/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863351021 | $27.50


Matt Mullican: Conversations
Matt Mullican: Conversations
DUMONT BUCHVERLAG

Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 224 pgs / 19 color / 19 bw. | 4/30/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783832194161 | $35.00


More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari
More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 250 pgs / 15 bw. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783037641927 | $29.95


During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed
During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed
VALIZ

Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 100 bw. | 5/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9789078088561 | $34.95


Marcel Broodthaers: Collected Writings
Marcel Broodthaers: Collected Writings
EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

Clth, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 512 pgs / 98 color / 126 duotone. | 5/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788434312876 | $75.00


General Idea: A Retrospective 1969-1994
General Idea: A Retrospective 1969-1994
JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 224 pgs / 151 color / 81 bw. | 5/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783037641620 | $39.95


Peter Downsbrough: The Books, 1968-2010
Peter Downsbrough: The Books, 1968-2010
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 332 pgs / 272 color. | 8/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775728331 | $45.00


Guy de Cointet
Guy de Cointet
JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color. | 9/30/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783037640692 | $45.00


William Leavitt: Theater Objects
William Leavitt: Theater Objects
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES

Pbk, 12.25 x 8.5 in. / 144 pgs / 105 color / 20 bw. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9781933751184 | $40.00


Mel Bochner: Photographs and Not Photographs
Mel Bochner: Photographs and Not Photographs
FRAENKEL GALLERY

Hbk, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 80 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781881337287 | $45.00


Stephen Willats: Art Society Feedback
Stephen Willats: Art Society Feedback
MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG

Pbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 558 pgs / 200 color / 50 bw. | 4/30/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783869841243 | $96.00


Elaine Sturtevant: The Razzle Dazzle of Thinking
Elaine Sturtevant: The Razzle Dazzle of Thinking
JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 304 pgs / 110 color / 3 bw. | 8/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783037640906 | $55.00


Alexander Kosolapov: Sots Art
Alexander Kosolapov: Sots Art
KERBER

Hbk, 8.75 x 12.25 in. / 184 pgs / 99 color / 12 bw. | 6/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783866782273 | $55.00


Show & Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material
Show & Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material
FOUR CORNERS BOOKS

Flexi, 8.5 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 180 color / 50 bw. | 5/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9780956192813 | $35.00


John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO-LEGION OF HONOR/JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY

Clth, 10 x 12 in. / 160 pgs / 140 color. | 4/30/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781935202103 | $59.95


Billy Apple
Billy Apple
WITTE DE WITH PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 5 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 26 color. | 2/28/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9789073362895 | $15.00


Yoko Ono: Between the Sky and My Head
Yoko Ono: Between the Sky and My Head
WALTHER KöNIG

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 208 pgs / 168 color / 15 bw. | 3/1/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9783865605313 | $45.00


Wim Delvoye: Studies for Cloaca 1997-2006
Wim Delvoye: Studies for Cloaca 1997-2006
RECTAPUBLISHERS

Hardback, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 288 pgs / 288 color. | 8/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9789080721746 | $65.00


Cerith Wyn Evans: Visibleinvisible
Cerith Wyn Evans: Visibleinvisible
HATJE CANTZ

Hardback, 11 x 11.25 in. / 176 pgs / 155 color / 33 bw. | 7/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783775721318 | $70.00


Romantic Conceptualism
Romantic Conceptualism
KERBER

Hardback, 6.75 x 9 in. / 216 pgs / 30 color / 14 bw. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783866780736 | $39.50


Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Hardcover, 6 x 9 in. / 228 pgs / 172 color. | 5/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9780892073627 | $45.00


Angela Bulloch: Prime Numbers
Angela Bulloch: Prime Numbers
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 288 pgs / 120 color. | 2/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865600974 | $60.00


Art & Language
Art & Language
JRP|RINGIER

Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 260 pgs / 80 color. | 8/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9783905701562 | $35.00


Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings
Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings
DAMIANI

Paperback, 11 x 11 in. / 102 pgs / 24 color and 40 bw. | 8/15/2006 | Not available
ISBN 9788889431597 | $28.00


John Armleder: Yellow Pages
John Armleder: Yellow Pages
JRP|RINGIER/ECART PUBLICATIONS

Paperback, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 520 pgs. | 8/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9782940271009 | $40.00


Robert Barry: Some Places To Which We Can Come 1963-1975
Robert Barry: Some Places To Which We Can Come 1963-1975
KERBER

Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 132 pgs / 44 color / 61 bw. | 2/2/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783936646351 | $35.00


Rodney Graham: A Little Thought
Rodney Graham: A Little Thought
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES

Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 208 pgs / 150 color / 50 bw / 20 duotone. | 5/2/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780914357889 | $39.99


The Last Picture Show
The Last Picture Show
WALKER ART CENTER

Hardcover, 8 x 10.5 in. / 304 pgs / 160 color. | 11/2/2003 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780935640762 | $44.95


Everything Matters: Paul Kos, A Retrospective
Everything Matters: Paul Kos, A Retrospective
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY ART MUSEUM/PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

Paperback, 9 x 11.5 in. / 140 pgs / 74 color / 95 bw. | 4/2/2003 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780971939721 | $35.00


Hans Haacke: We Are Who We Are
Hans Haacke: We Are Who We Are
GENERALI FOUNDATION, VIENNA

Clothbound, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 19 color / 42 bw. | 12/2/2001 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783901107344 | $39.95


Lawrence Weiner: Displacement
Lawrence Weiner: Displacement
DIA ART FOUNDATION

Hardcover, 9.5 x 9.5 / 112 pgs / 40 color / 24 bw. | 4/2/1991 | Not available
ISBN 9780944521229 | $40.00






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