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Conceptual art

Author: Tony Godfrey
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1998.
Series: Art & ideas.
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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. Tony Godfrey has written a clear,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Godfrey, Tony.
Conceptual art.
London : Phaidon, 1998
(OCoLC)605048502
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Godfrey
ISBN: 0714833886 9780714833880
OCLC Number: 39676995
Description: 447 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: What is conceptual art? --
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.
Series Title: Art & ideas.
Responsibility: Tony Godfrey.

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'Tony Godfrey's book is the intelligent, well argued, comprehensive and beautifully presented survey of Conceptual art we have been waiting on for years. It is both accessible and easily readable Read more...

 
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