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Conceptual art /

by Godfrey, Tony.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Art ideas: Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1998Description: 447 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0714833886.Subject(s): Conceptual art | Art, Modern -- 20th century
Contents:
Anti-Art Gestures in Early Modernism: Duchamp and Dada -- The Postwar Period: Alternatives to Painting -- False, Radical and Obdurate: Realities in the Early 1960s -- The Dematerialized Object, Almost Eight Conceptual Artworks -- Who Were the Brain Police?: Varieties of Conceptual Art -- The Crisis of Authority: Political and Institutional Contexts -- The End?: Decline or Diaspora of Conceptual Art? -- Where Were They?: The Curious Case Of Women Conceptual Artists -- Looking at Others: Artists Using Photography -- What is Your Name?: Artists Using Words Since 1980 -- Who Are the Style Police?: Controversies and Contexts in Recent Art.
Review: "What is art? Must it be a unique, saleable luxury item? Can it be a concept that never takes material form? Or an idea for a work that can be repeated endlessly? Conceptual art favours an engagement with such questions. As the variety of illustrations in this book shows, it can take many forms: photographs, videos, posters, billboards, charts, plans and, especially, language itself."--BOOK JACKET. "Tony Godfrey has written a clear, lively and informative account of this fascinating phenomenon. He traces the origins of Conceptual art to Marcel Duchamp and the anti-art gestures of Dada, and then establishes links to those artists who emerged in the 1960s and early 1970s, whose work forms the heart of this study: Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner, Victor Burgin, Marcel Broodthaers and many others."--BOOK JACKET. List(s) this item appears in: Art History and Theory 2.2 | Art History and Theory 2.1
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Includes index, chronology and glossary.

"Further reading": p. 438-440.

1. Anti-Art Gestures in Early Modernism: Duchamp and Dada -- 2. The Postwar Period: Alternatives to Painting -- 3. False, Radical and Obdurate: Realities in the Early 1960s -- 4. The Dematerialized Object, Almost Eight Conceptual Artworks -- 5. Who Were the Brain Police?: Varieties of Conceptual Art -- 6. The Crisis of Authority: Political and Institutional Contexts -- 7. The End?: Decline or Diaspora of Conceptual Art? -- 8. Where Were They?: The Curious Case Of Women Conceptual Artists -- 9. Looking at Others: Artists Using Photography -- 10. What is Your Name?: Artists Using Words Since 1980 -- 11. Who Are the Style Police?: Controversies and Contexts in Recent Art.

"What is art? Must it be a unique, saleable luxury item? Can it be a concept that never takes material form? Or an idea for a work that can be repeated endlessly? Conceptual art favours an engagement with such questions. As the variety of illustrations in this book shows, it can take many forms: photographs, videos, posters, billboards, charts, plans and, especially, language itself."--BOOK JACKET. "Tony Godfrey has written a clear, lively and informative account of this fascinating phenomenon. He traces the origins of Conceptual art to Marcel Duchamp and the anti-art gestures of Dada, and then establishes links to those artists who emerged in the 1960s and early 1970s, whose work forms the heart of this study: Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner, Victor Burgin, Marcel Broodthaers and many others."--BOOK JACKET.

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