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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: Recommended Reading List of Books & Catalogs

         
Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook
Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook
INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 284 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780916365844 | $39.95


David Lamelas: Publication
David Lamelas: Publication
PRIMARY INFORMATION

Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 32 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 12/29/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780990689614 | $18.00


Guy de Cointet: Tempo Rubato
Guy de Cointet: Tempo Rubato
FUNDACIóN/COLECCIóN JUMEX

Hbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 197 pgs / 91 color / 19 bw. | 2/28/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9786079584511 | $49.95


Hanne Darboven
Hanne Darboven
HATJE CANTZ

Clth, 7 x 8.25 in. / 352 pgs / 100 color. | 11/24/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775740197 | $70.00


Marcel Broodthaers
Marcel Broodthaers
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.

Hbk, 10 x 12 in. / 320 pgs / 350 color. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922299 | $75.00


On Kawara — Silence
On Kawara — Silence
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Clth, 12.75 x 9.75 in. / 264 pgs / 430 color. | 3/24/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780892075195 | $65.00


Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld
Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld
NEW MUSEUM

Pbk, 8.75 x 11.75 in. / 164 pages / 100 color. | 6/23/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780915557080 | $55.00


Yoko Ono: Grapefruit
Yoko Ono: Grapefruit
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Slip, Pbk, 5.5 x 5.5 in. / 180 pages / Limited Edition of 500 copies. | 6/23/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780870709784 | $150.00


Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 240 pgs / 250 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780870709661 | $60.00






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