Minimalism: Edited by James Meyer

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A beautifully illustrated book, internationally recognized as the definitive survey of Minimalism. Specifications:

  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 200 pp
  • Illustrations: 296 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714856537

James Meyer is a writer and art historian who has been teaching contemporary art and critical theory at Emory University, Atlanta, since 1994. He is a noted specialist and lecturer in Minimalism, as well as other forms of American art of the 1960s, and contemporary forms of institutional critique.

Meyer has written extensively on Minimal artists. Publications include Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the 1960s (Yale, 2001); he has contributed essays to Mel Bochner: Thought Made Visible 1966–1973 (Yale, 1995); Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture for a Large Wall, 1957 (Matthew Marks Gallery, 1998); Eva Hesse: A Retrospective, ed. Elisabeth Sussman (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2002); Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth, Practice (Cambridge, 2004) and A Minimal Future (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2004). He is the editor of Carl André, Cuts=Texts, 1999–2004 (MIT Press, 2005) and has contributed to journals Artforum, Art Magazine, Flash Art and Parkett.

"Readers will learn as much about the subject as one book can be expected to deliver."—Barry Schwabsky, Bookforum

"Well written... An excellent ‘Documents’ section that allows a proper investigation of the movement’s theoretical bases."—Art Review