Architecture Architektur

Donald Judd


Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2003. Hardcover with dust jacket. 144pp., 8.63 x 11.25 inches

Near Fine. A sharp copy.

One of the leading representatives of American Minimal Art, Donald Judd undertook a radical and revolutionary analysis of the definition of sculpture in space with his "specific objects" made of steel, wood, aluminum, and Plexiglas. Somewhat less familiar are his numerous architectural and furniture designs, which, though closely related in formal terms to his art objects, reflect above all Judd's concern with the aspect of utility.

The drawings, design sketches, ground plans and photographs presented in this volume exemplify Judd's role as the architect and stage director of his own oeuvre, attesting to the artist's demands for aesthetic reduction and precision on the basis of form and material.

Donald Judd: Architecture first appeared in 1991 in German only. This bilingual edition, now out of print, is revised and expanded, including 111 illustrations, and several essays previously unpublished in English. Edited by Peter Noever.