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Conceptual Art


  • 69 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 380 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.948 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 709/.04/075
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: N6768.5.C63 C66 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Conceptual art--Great Britain
    • Conceptual art--North America
    • Conceptual art--Australia
    • Art, Modern--20th century

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521823883 | ISBN-10: 0521823889)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published December 2003

Replaced by 9780521530873


Conceptual art consisted of a loose collection of related practices that emerged worldwide during the 1960s and 1970s. This collection of essays offers readers a wealth of new research on the earliest international exhibitions of Conceptual art; new interpretations of some of its most important practitioners; and a reconsideration of the relationship between Conceptual art and the intellectual and social context of the 1960s and 1970s. Of special note are the contributions that focus on the explicitly social and political aspirations of this influential avant-garde artistic practice.


Introduction: 'An Invisible College in an Anglo-American World'; Part I. Artists, Object, Spectator: 1. The formalist connection and originary myths of Conceptual art Frances Colpitt; 2. Content, context and conceptual art: Dan Graham's Schema Alex Aberro; 3. 'Almost not photography' Melanie Mariño; 4. Soft talk/soft tape: the early collaborations of Ian Burn and Mel Ramsden Ann Stephen; Part II. Display: 5. The second degree: working drawings and other visible things on paper not necessarily meant to be viewed as art James Meyer; 6. When Attitudes become Form and the contest over Conceptual art's history Alison Green; 7. Understanding Information Ken Allan; 8. 'The rotting sack of humanism': Robert Morris and authorship Richard J. Williams; Part III. Recoding Information, Knowledge, and Technology: 9. Affluence, taste and the brokering of knowledge: notes on the social context of early conceptual art Robert Hobbs; 10. Hanne Darboven: seriality and the time of solitude Briony Fer; 11. Art in the information age: technology and Conceptual art Edward A. Shanken; 12. The crux of conceptualism: Conceptual art, the Idea of idea and the information paradigm Johanna Drucker; Part IV. The Limit of the Social: 13. Conceptual work and conceptual waste Blake Stimson; 14. Conceptual art and imageless truth John Roberts; 15. New York discusses its social relations in 'The lumpen Headache' Chris Gilbert; 16. Ian Burn's conceptualism Adrian Piper.


Frances Colpitt, Alex Aberro, Melanie Mariño, Ann Stephen, James Meyer, Alison Green, Ken Allan, Richard J. Williams, Robert Hobbs, Briony Fer, Edward A. Shanken, Johanna Drucker, Blake Stimson, John Roberts, Chris Gilbert, Adrian Piper

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