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Art into Ideas

Art into Ideas
Essays on Conceptual Art

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Part of Contemporary Artists and their Critics

  • Date Published: July 1996
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 1999
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521479226

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  • Art into Ideas provides an overview of one of the most important and influential developments in American and European art over the past thirty years. Focusing on works by a range of international artists, including Joseph Kosuth, Hans Haacke, Sherrie Levine and Joseph Beuys, Robert Morgan defines and elucidates the premises of conceptual art. He examines its evolution, from its inception in the 1960s through the 1980s, relating the movement to historical and cultural contexts, as well as to important theoretical and critical issues that emerged during these decades. Defining three primary modes of representation that characterise conceptual art - the philosophical, the structural, and the systemic - Morgan then applies these concepts in analyses of a variety of media, including painting, photography, books, and performance.

    • Only book in English to deal with a broad selection of conceptual artists
    • Accessibly written to appeal across a range of artists and scholars
    • Illustrated with 32 halftones
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    • Date Published: July 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521479226
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 32 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 1999
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Beyond Formalism:
    1. A methodology for American conceptualism
    2. The situation of conceptual art
    3. The return of Arthur R. Rose
    4. Robert Barry's return to the visible
    Part II. Representing Content:
    5. Hamish Fulton: the residue of vision/the opening of mind
    6. Franz Erhard Walther and the question of pre-architectural space
    7. The making of wit: Joseph Kosuth and the Freudian palimpsest
    8. Venet's indeterminacy
    Part III. Politics and Ideology:
    9. Hans Haacke: working from the inside out
    10. Sherrie Levine: language games
    11. The icon without the image: Exhibition by Muntadas
    12. Who was Joseph Beuys?
    Part IV. Photographs, Books and Performance:
    13. Mistaken documents: photography and conceptual art
    14. Merle Laderman Ukeles: shaking off the material act
    15. Pastel, juice and gunpowder: the Pico iconography of Ed Ruscha
    16. Performance and spectacle in America.

  • Author

    Robert C. Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

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