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by James Meyer
The term Minimalism was coined to describe the work of a group of American artists who, in the 1960s, produced a decidedly unexpressionistic, reductive work with a hard industrial feel. While numerous minimalist painters exist, among them Robert Ryman, Robert Mangold and Brice Marden, most of the key Minimalists - Andre, Flavin Judd, LeWitt and Morris - produced sculptures ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 2nd 2005 by Phaidon Press
(first published January 5th 2000)
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Jul 01, 2016 the gift rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
once upon a time... there was a newsstand a few storefronts from the coffeehouse, so i went there regularly to look and buy art magazines, now neither coffeehouse nor newsstand exist, so i no longer do this, but this book reminds me of all the pleasure even in 2-d reproductions and photos of works of art. so i rec this for everybody...
I've been challenging myself to either read or remove books from my to-read list that have been on there longer than 5 years, and trying to keep my to-read list under 100 books. This is one of those that I finally managed to get my hands on and take a look at. I think I was hoping that it would be about the minimalist movement in art and music, but it barely mentioned music and really is more of a coffee-table art book that I perused but didn't read every word of.
Terrific. Really helped me understand Minimalism, which I guess was the 'next' great American art movement after my beloved Abstract Expressionism. This form sometimes felt painfully erudite to me, as well as cold and inaccessible. I really appreciate the way this book explained it, so it is actually appealing, even beautiful.