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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

            
Art & Language Uncompleted
Art & Language Uncompleted
MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA (MACBA)

Pbk, 8 x 11.5 in. / 264 pgs / 287 color. | 2/24/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9788492505524 | $50.00




Alighiero e Boetti: Beyond Books
Alighiero e Boetti: Beyond Books
CORRAINI EDIZIONI

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 320 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 2/24/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9788875703172 | $55.95




Sturtevant: Drawing Double Reversal
Sturtevant: Drawing Double Reversal
JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 192 pgs / 100 color. | 2/24/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783037643969 | $39.95




From Conceptualism to Feminism
From Conceptualism to Feminism
AFTERALL BOOKS

Pbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 304 pgs / 140 bw. | 8/31/2012 | In 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




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




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




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 | In stock
ISBN 9783037640906 | $55.00




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




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




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








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