Minimalism: Art of Circumstance

Minimalism: Art of Circumstance (Cross River Press, 1988) by Kenneth Baker gives a comprehensive introduction to minimalist art and artists.

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Minimalism – Art of Circumstance (Cross River Press, 1988) by Kenneth Baker gives a comprehensive introduction to minimalist art and artists.

In this volume, illustrated with works ranging from small-scale sculpture and hermetic paintings to vast ‘earthworks,’ Kenneth Baker, the award-winning art critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, explores the history and challenge of Minimalism in the context not only of the trends it succeeded, but of those that have succeeded it. Minimalism: Art of Circumstance is one of these rare essays of critical insight that combine a comprehensive point of view with a revisionist spirit; for, in unfolding the history of his subject, Baker finally challenges the very notion of a ‘minimalist movement.’ The result is provocative, and in today’s wildly pluralistic post-modern art world, this volume is living history – in fact, required reading.
– Kenneth Baker, Minimalism – Art of Circumstance (Cross River Press, 1988), excerpt from the book description on the front flap

The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs of art works and other art images.

Our copy in stock is in good condition. The dust jacket is toned, a bit faded and has some edge wear. The pages are clean and the binding is fine.

Weight 985 g
Dimensions 28,6 × 22,2 × 2,0 cm
Author(s)

Kenneth Baker

Editor(s)

Alan Axelrod

Publisher

Cross River Press

Publishing year

1988

Language

Images

b&w photos, colour photos

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

Number of pages

144

ISBN

0-89659-887-X

ISSN

0898-1132