Conceptual Art by Tony GodfreyConceptual Art by Tony Godfrey

Conceptual Art

byTony GodfreyAs told byTony Godfrey

Paperback | November 6, 1998

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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, lively and informative account of this fascinating phenomenon. He traces the origins of Conceptual art to Marcel Duchamp and the anti-art gestures of Dada, and then establishes links to those artists who emerged in the 1960s and early 1970s, whose work forms the heart of this study: Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner, Victor Burgin, Marcel Broodthaers and many others.
Title:Conceptual ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.75 × 6.38 × 1 inPublished:November 6, 1998Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0714833886

ISBN - 13:9780714833880

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from MUST-HAVE Conceptual Art was assigned reading in my art history class. The book provides a good representation of conceptual artists. It is also sleek and elegant - a very nice addition to your coffee-table. A must-have.
Date published: 2002-11-02

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Throughout history, art has pushed the limits of expression and changed the way we think. Emerging in the '60s and '70s as a method of cultural and artistic rebellion, conceptual art was no exception. It incorporated non-traditional materials and approaches while forcing audiences to challenge everything they thought they knew. Tony Godfrey's Conceptual Art examines the origin and impact of the phenomenon. He surveys the movement from Europe to America, covering a wide range of artists and exploring its significance to the modern art world.