Brilliant concepts

This guide to conceptual art traces the issues and concerns of the first generation of artists involved in the foundation of the movement, with an essay exploring the historical basis of conceptual art, its relationship to the dominant aesthetics of the 1960s, namely the modernist theory of Clement Greenberg and his disciples, and the influence of conceptual art on today`s art and cultural climate.

Artists featured:
Vito Acconci, Art & Language, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Mel Bochner, Marcel Broodthaers, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Marcel Duchamp, Gilbert & George, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Huebler, On Kawara, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ana Mendieta, Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Edward Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Ian Wilson
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre Series features:
  • a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural and social events that took place during that period
  • a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each of which is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and with an interpretation of the respective work, plus a portrait and brief biography of the artist
  • approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions
The author:
Daniel Marzona (b. 1969) studied art history and philosophy at the Ruhr University in Bochum. From 2001-2003 he worked as Associate Curator at the PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. Marzona is a co-founder of the Navado Press in Trieste, which publishes artist books and titles on contemporary art and architecture.
Conceptual Art (Basic Art Series)

Conceptual Art


Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
$ 9.99

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  • Reviews
"Dans les années 60, un mouvement avant-gardiste d'origine américaine relègue à l'arrière-plan les considérations artistiques et met l'accent sur le concept ou l'idée qui sous entend la réalisation de l'œuvre: l'art conceptuel. Une longue introduction précède les explication d'œuvres des 25 artistes contemporains. L'art conceptuel est vite devenu un mouvement international, aujourd'hui au cœur de l'actualité."
— Mémoire des arts, Lyon, France
  • See also
Duchamp (Basic Art Series)
Duchamp
Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
$ 9.99

An enigma to art historians and a great source of inspiration to other artists