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judd12121judd1002Early in the 1960s reacting to what he called the ” illusion ” in abstract painting Donald Judd began to create art that used ” real materials existing in real space “. He did not attempt to deliver his own political or social messages, but insisted his goal was to focus on the space occupied and created by his objects – their purity of form. This style of art was called minimalism, and Judd was one of it’s greatest proponents. He became well known for sleek, boxlike constructions made of industrial materials such as plywood, sheet metal, and plexiglass that were painted using commercial techniques. Stacked, aligned, cantilevered, or centered, their strict geometric arrangements eliminated the idea of composition and achieved a singular focus on the object itself. Although his art is resolutely three-dimensional, Judd refused to call them sculpture, a term he associated with the hand-crafted art of an earlier era. Instead, he referred to them as “specific objects“–a phrase meant to suggest their neutral and unique nature.

“I wanted to create reality
not a picture of it”
– Donald Judd

Description: Stiff wraps with brown paper dust jacket. 1/2750 printed copies. 134 pages. About 100 Pieces illustrated in full color. text in English, German & Dutch. A rare exhibition catalogue.

Bookseller Inventory # 19122

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Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective
Judd, Donald

ISBN: 9069181398
Publisher: Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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