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James Meyer proves them wrong. Pepe Karmel, Art in America. This pattern of evolution, I realized, has applied to many art movements of the past-abstract expressionism, for instance (Ad Reinhardt didn't want his rectilinear art to be shown alongside all those 'squiggly lines' being done by his colleagues.

James Meyer is associate professor of art history at Emory University. The step further seems to be Meyer's "Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties," which I 've just started and so far puts the meat on the bones built by this book. One person found this helpful.

Pär Lagerkvist's pamphlet Literary Art and Pictorial Art was one of the very few avant-garde manifestos in Nordic art and literature before 1925, and it played a considerable role in the development of modernism in Sweden. By stressing the functionalist character of cubism, in particular, Lagerkvist demonstrated that avant-garde art need not be nihilist or decadent, but, on the contrary, could. contribute to the rational planning of a future society.

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What is minimalism? The answer to this simple question has defied simple answers. In this highly readable history of minimalist art James Meyer argues that "minimalism" was not a coherent movement but a field of overlapping and sometimes opposed practices. He traces in comprehensive detail the emergence of six figures associated with the developmentCarl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, and Anne Truittand how the notion of minimalism came to be constructed around their art in the 1960s. Despite distinctive differences in method and points of view, Meyer shows, these artists became equated in a series of important exhibitions and texts that led to their designation as minimalists.

Beginning with the first reviews of minimalist shows, the book tracks the development of an art that critics dubbed Cool Art, ABC Art, and Primary Structures before settling on the deprecating label "minimal art." Suggesting that such work was overly reduced in form and facture, this term implied that the new abstraction was barely legible as fine art to some viewers. Meyer describes the heated polemic that unfolded in response to these practices, the differing claims of the artists, and the sometimes intense rivalries that developed within a highly competitive, fashion-minded New York art scene. The book culminates with an analysis of minimalism's canonization in the late sixties, its reception in Europe, and its discrediting by leftist viewers who associated the new art with American capitalist-imperialism of the Vietnam War.


Comments: (7)

Adrierdin
This is a great book. It does what it clearly states it sets out to do. It gives a general introduction to a clearly defined category, reviewing the basic intellectual ideas that undergird the field and reviewing some of the areas of discussion. It's also more recent than alternatives, and reads like a fresh modern introduction. He also uses "plain english" and avoids the art-speak/critical theory jargon that confuses so many. In addition, it does solid job of presenting very good images of works and discussing then in basic but informative ways. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to take a basic introduction a step further: one that will leave you with a solid grasp of the essentials and provide an adequate framework for understanding and distinguishing this category of abstract/conceptual art. The step further seems to be Meyer's "Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties," which I 've just started and so far puts the meat on the bones built by this book.
Oveley
Excellent and concise overview of minimalist art. All of the major artists are covered with color plates and text. There's enough to give you a good idea of what each artist is about and then if you want to explore a certain artist in particular you can seek out an individual monograph. The pictures are well reproduced on glossy paper in a good paperback binding. Recommended as a good first book for those wanting to learn about minimalist art.
Fegelv
This was a great visual. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone. The photos were detailed and can be used in many discussions. Enjoy!
Gelgen
This book is already becoming the standard work on the etiology of the movement. Meyer combines a complete mastery of the period's theoretical issues with a sleuth's approach to its historical narrative. Essential.
Vetitc
A great survey of minimalism but a difficult read.
Uthergo
Great book. Good reference tool
Vareyma
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Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties download epub
History & Criticism
Author: James Meyer
ISBN: 0300081553
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (June 1, 2001)
Pages: 288 pages