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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.

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AGNES DENES: ABSOLUTES AND INTERMEDIATES

THE SHED

ISBN: 9781732494701
USD $65.00
| CAN $90 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 12/17/2019
Forthcoming


ALLEN RUPPERSBERG SOURCEBOOK

Edited by Allen Ruppersberg. Foreword by Kate Fowle. Introduction by Constance Lewallen.

INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL (ICI)

ISBN: 9780916365844
USD $39.95
| CAN $53.95 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 5/31/2014
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BRUCE NAUMAN: DISAPPEARING ACTS

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450318
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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CONCEPTUAL ART IN A CURATORIAL PERSPECTIVE

By Nathalie Zonnenberg.

VALIZ/VIS-à-VIS

ISBN: 9789078088769
USD $30.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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DAVID LAMELAS: PUBLICATION

Text by Keith Arnatt, Robert Barry, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Michel Claura, Gilbert & George, et al.

PRIMARY INFORMATION

ISBN: 9780990689614
USD $18.00
| CAN $25.5

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
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GUY DE COINTET: TEMPO RUBATO

Foreword by Patrick Charpenel. Text by Magalí Arriola, Jay Sanders, Marie de Brugerolle.

FUNDACIóN/COLECCIóN JUMEX

ISBN: 9786079584511
USD $49.95
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 2/28/2014
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HANNE DARBOVEN: BOUNDLESS

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775740197
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
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INFORMATION

By Kynaston McShine. Text by Lucy Lippard, et al.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870709760
USD $35.00
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 10/8/2019
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MARCEL BROODTHAERS

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870709623
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
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MARCEL BROODTHAERS

Edited by Marie-Puck Broodthaers. Text by Wilfried Dickhoff, Bernard Marcadé.

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781938922299
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 11/30/2013
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MEL BOCHNER: IF THE COLOUR CHANGES

Text by Achim Borchardt-Hume.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464661
USD $45.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 9/1/2012
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MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN: PRESENT SENSE

Text by Ben Luke. Interview by Tim Marlow.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520152
USD $30.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 3/19/2019
Active | In stock


ON BEING AN ARTIST

By Michael Craig-Martin.

ART / BOOKS

ISBN: 9781908970503
USD $20.00
| CAN $29.95

Pub Date: 8/20/2019
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ON KAWARA — SILENCE

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780892075195
USD $65.00
| CAN $87 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 3/24/2015
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SARAH CHARLESWORTH: DOUBLEWORLD

NEW MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780915557080
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
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SOL LEWITT: FOUR BASIC KINDS OF LINES & COLOUR

PRIMARY INFORMATION/PRINTED MATTER, INC.

ISBN: 9781732098664
USD $16.00
| CAN $24.95

Pub Date: 9/17/2019
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SOL LEWITT: NOT TO BE SOLD FOR MORE THAN $100

Introduction by Jason Rulnick. Text by Veronica Roberts.

RADIUS BOOKS

ISBN: 9781934435922
USD $65.00
| CAN $90 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 5/19/2020
Forthcoming


STEVEN LEIBER: CATALOGS

INVENTORY PRESS & RITE EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781941753248
USD $55.00
| CAN $75 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 8/20/2019
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YOKO ONO: GRAPEFRUIT

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870709784
USD $150.00
| CAN $200

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


YOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960–1971

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870709661
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 5/26/2015
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Conceptual Art: Recommended Reading List of Books & Catalogs

NEW PUBLICATION

Information

By Kynaston McShine. Text by Lucy Lippard, et al.

The 50th anniversary edition of MoMA's trendsetting book on conceptual art

In the summer of 1970, the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted the now legendary exhibition Information, one of the first surveys of conceptual art. Conceived by MoMA’s celebrated curator Kynaston McShine as an international report” on contemporary trends, the show and attendant catalog together assembled the work of more than 150 artists from 15 countries to explore the parameters and possibilities of the emerging art practices of the era. Noting the participating artists’ attunement to the mobility and change that pervades their time,” McShine underscored their interest . . . .go to book page >>

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 208 pgs / 100 bw. | 10/8/2019 | In stock
ISBN 9780870709760 | $35.00


NEW PUBLICATION

On Being an Artist

By Michael Craig-Martin.

Few living artists can claim to have had the influence of Michael Craig-Martin (born 1941). Celebrated globally for his distinctive art, with numerous retrospectives and honors to his name, he has helped nurture generations of younger artists.

In On Being an Artist, now published in paperback, Craig-Martin reflects with wit and candor on the people, ideas and events that have shaped his professional life. In a series of short, entertaining episodes, he recounts his time studying under Josef Albers at Yale University School of Art alongside Chuck Close, Richard Serra and others; his memories of meeting personal heroes such as Andy . . . .go to book page >>

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On Being an Artist
ART / BOOKS

Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 60 color / 33 bw. | 8/20/2019 | In stock
ISBN 9781908970503 | $20.00


NEW PUBLICATION

Steven Leiber: Catalogs

Text by Philip Aarons, Elisheva Biernoff, Alexandra Bowes, Jessica Brier, Ann Butler, Genie Candau, Christophe Cherix, Susanne Cockrell, Arnaud Desjardins, Marc Fischer, Chris Fitzpatrick, David Leiber, Michael Lowe, Adam Michaels, Tom Patchett, David Platzker, Marcia Reed, Lawrence Rinder, Anne Rorimer, David Senior, Erika Torri, Andrew Tosiello, Robin Wright.

Beloved by collectors and scholars alike, Steven Leiber’s beautiful bookseller catalogs shaped the canon of publications by artists

Steven Leiber was a pioneering San Francisco art dealer, collector and gallerist who specialized in the dematerialized art practices of the 1960s and 1970s and the ephemera and documentation spawned by conceptual art and other postwar movements. To sell this material, Leiber produced a series of 52 iconic catalogs between 1992 and 2010. Far from your ordinary dealer catalog, Leiber’s catalogs paid homage to the kind of historic printed matter that he bought and sold, mimicking iconic publications like Wallace Berman’s Semina journal . . . .go to book page >>

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Steven Leiber: Catalogs
INVENTORY PRESS & RITE EDITIONS

Pbk, 10.25 x 10.25 in. / 252 pgs / 300 color. | 8/20/2019 | In stock
ISBN 9781941753248 | $55.00


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Sol LeWitt: Not to Be Sold For More Than $100

Introduction by Jason Rulnick. Text by Veronica Roberts.

Among LeWitt's great contributions to art was the invention of his own economic model

Not to Be Sold For More Than $100 presents a comprehensive overview of conceptualist pioneer Sol LeWitt’s numbered R Series drawings, which he created from approximately 1971 to 1979. As early as 1967, LeWitt had started making cut, folded and torn works, which he intended would always sell for $100. His wall drawings were already selling for thousands of dollars, so he wanted to have some artwork that everybody could buy,” notes Jason Rulnick.

This body of work consists of over 800 folded, torn and cut paper works, . . . .go to book page >>

Sol LeWitt: Not to Be Sold For More Than $100

STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/19/2020

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Sol LeWitt: Not to Be Sold For More Than $100
RADIUS BOOKS

Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 240 pgs / 110 color. | 5/19/2020 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781934435922 | $65.00


NEW PUBLICATION

Sol LeWitt: Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour



Originally published in 1977, Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour is a classic artist’s book by preeminent conceptual artist Sol LeWitt (1928–2007). Featuring 34 pages of drawings, the work is an early example of LeWitt’s rigorous, algorithmic process in which a set of rules, applied to generate an image, are subsequently run through all of their permutations.

In the late 1960s LeWitt began applying this technique, first developed for his wall drawings, to artists’ books. In this publication, LeWitt demonstrates the 34 ways that basic lines (horizontal, vertical, left-facing diagonal and right-facing diagonal) can be rendered in four colors (red, . . . .go to book page >>

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Sol LeWitt: Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour
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Pbk, 8 x 8 in. / 36 pgs / 16 color / 16 bw. | 9/17/2019 | In stock
ISBN 9781732098664 | $16.00


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Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates

Edited by Emma Enderby. Foreword by Alex Poots. Text by Giampaolo Bianconi, Agnes Denes, Emma Enderby, Lynn Gamwell, Renee Gladman, Caroline A. Jones, Lucy R. Lippard, Dan Mills, Timothy Morton, Klaus Ottmann. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

\ Agnes Denes, the queen of land art, made one of New York’s greatest public art projects ever in 1982. Now, the world might be catching up with her.\ Karrie Jacobs, New York Times

Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates accompanies the largest exhibition of the artist’s work in New York to date, held at The Shed in fall 2019 as part of the arts space’s opening season. Presenting more than 130 works, this comprehensive publication, presented in an embossed slipcase, spans the 50-year career of the path-breaking artist dubbed the queen of land art” by the New York Times, famed for her . . . .go to book page >>

Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates

STATUS: Forthcoming | 12/17/2019

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Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates
THE SHED

Slip, hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 384 pgs / 330 color / 15 bw. | 12/17/2019 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781732494701 | $65.00


Conceptual Art Library Active Backlist Titles

Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook
Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook
INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL (ICI)

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


Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 356 pgs / 250 color. | 2/27/2018 | In stock
ISBN 9781633450318 | $75.00


Conceptual Art in a Curatorial Perspective
Conceptual Art in a Curatorial Perspective
VALIZ/VIS-à-VIS

Pbk, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 240 pgs / 50 bw. | 4/23/2019 | In stock
ISBN 9789078088769 | $30.00


David Lamelas: Publication
David Lamelas: Publication
PRIMARY INFORMATION

Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 32 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/27/2016 | In 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: Boundless
Hanne Darboven: Boundless
HATJE CANTZ

Clth, 7 x 8.25 in. / 352 pgs / 100 color. | 2/23/2016 | In stock
ISBN 9783775740197 | $60.00


Marcel Broodthaers
Marcel Broodthaers
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 352 pgs / 450 color. | 2/23/2016 | In stock
ISBN 9780870709623 | $75.00


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

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


Mel Bochner: If the Colour Changes
Mel Bochner: If the Colour Changes
RIDINGHOUSE

Pbk, 9.63 x 11.25 in. / 224 pgs / 140 color. | 9/1/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9781905464661 | $45.00


Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

Pbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 96 pgs / 45 color. | 3/19/2019 | In stock
ISBN 9781912520152 | $30.00


On Kawara — Silence
On Kawara — Silence
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

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: 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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