This book presents an unprecedented visual survey of the living and working spaces of the artist Donald Judd in New York and Texas.

Filled with newly commissioned and previously unpublished archival photographs alongside five essays by the artist, this book provides an opportunity to explore Judd’s personal spaces, which are a crucial part of this revered artist’s oeuvre. From a 19th-century cast-iron building in Manhattan to an extensive ranch in the mountains of western Texas, this book details the interiors, exteriors, and lands surrounding the buildings that comprise Judd’s extant living and working spaces. Readers will discover how Judd developed the concept of permanent installation at Spring Street in New York City, with artworks, furniture, and decorative objects striking a balance between the building’s historic qualities and his own architectural innovations. His buildings in Marfa, Texas, demonstrate how Judd reiterated his concept of integrative living on a larger scale, extending to the reaches of the Chinati Mountains at Ayala de Chinati, his 33,000-acre ranch south of the town. Each of the spaces was thoroughly considered by Judd with resolute attention to function and design. From furniture to utilitarian structures that Judd designed himself, these residences reflect Judd’s consistent aesthetic. His spaces underscore his deep interest in the preservation of buildings and his deliberate interventions within existing architecture.

Published with Judd Foundation

Catalogue produced in conjunction with exhibition held at Kunstmuseum Basel [] – [], 1976. Text by Dieter Koepplin in German and English. Indexes 252 drawings in catalogue raisonné style to complement the sculpture catalogue raisonné “Donald Judd / A Catalogue of the Exhibition, 24 May – 6 July, 1975 / Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Objects, and Wood-Blocks, 1960 – 1974” [National Gallery, Ottawa, 1975]. Illustrations include 143 drawings, sculptural installations, and individual sculptural works. Biography, bibliography, checklist.

The most comprehensive and authoritative book available on the domestic furniture, lighting and design objects of Minimalist and Post-Minimalist artists from the 1960s to the present, including Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Robert Rauschenberg, John Baldessari, Rachel Whiteread, Richard Tuttle, Scott Burton and Isamo Noguchi.

Originally published in 1975, this collection of Donald Judd’s writings is now a sought-after classic. His uncompromising reviews avoid the familiar generalizations so often associated with artistic styles emerging during the 1950s and 60s. Here, Judd discusses in detail the work of more than 500 artists showing in New York at that time, and provides a critical account of this significant era in American art. While addressing the social and political ramifications of art production, the writings focus on the work of Jackson Pollock, Kazimir Malevich, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, John Chamberlain, Larry Poons, Kenneth Noland and Claes Oldenburg. His 1965 “Specific Objects” essay, a discussion of sculptural thought in the 60s, is included alongside the notorious polemical essay “Imperialism, Nationalism, Regionalism” and much else.

Catalogue de la premiére exposition rétrospective du sculpteur américain Donald Judd (1928-1994). Son oeuvre s’est distinguée dans les annÈes 1960. Il devint alors une figure majeur du “minimalisme”, terme qu’il rejetait néanmoins.

Like no other sculptor today, Donald Judd has informed our understanding of art and its relationship to space. The Panoramas Gallery organized his first solo exhibition in 1957, at a time in which he was still focused on painting, but moving from the flat picture plane towards the third dimension. His cadmium red pictures cut through with stripes or incisions led the viewer to perceive space as a basic fact of sculpture. From there Judd moved toward a complete abandonment of painting, recognizing, in the early 60s, that “actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface.” His switch from painting to sculpture was coincident with a growing interest in architecture and in industrial processes and materials, such as galvanized steel, concrete, plywood and aluminum, which he used to create large, hollow, Minimalist sculptures.This decisive development is documented here for the first time, from the early work of the 1950s up to 1968, the point at which Judd’s artistic vocabulary reached its complete formation. Numerous works, including previously unrecorded paintings, sculptures, sketches and works on paper appear here alongside unpublished documents and texts by Judd himself.

Donald Judd’s “specific objects” (as he termed them) undertook a revolutionary analysis and redefinition of sculpture, establishing him as a leading exponent of what came to be called Minimalism. Somewhat less known are Judd’s numerous architectural and furniture designs, works which formally are closely related to his art objects, but which reflect his abiding interest in utility. In 1971, Judd bought an old fort near Marfa, Texas, and by systematically acquiring and transforming local property, he amassed a huge ensemble of contemporary art, with permanent installations of his own work and that of Carl Andre, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin and others. Donald Judd: Architecture presents drawings, design sketches, ground plans and photographs of the grounds and architecture of this Minimalist desert oasis, and celebrates Judd’s role as its visionary architect and stage director. This book first appeared in German in 1991, and has been thoroughly revised and expanded for this, its first English edition.

Donald Judd is unequivocally one of the most important artists of the 20th century. A key exponent of minimalism, Judd (1928–1994) worked across art, design and architecture. His practice encompassed art, furniture and architecture, retaining the distinction between each discipline while simultaneously allowing each to inform the other through shared materials and forms. This catalogue includes photographs of prototypes, constructed by the artist himself and used by his family, such as Bookshelves (1968), Children’s Desk (1977) and Children’s Bed (1978) – the latter pieces belonging to Rainer and Flavin Judd. In 2010 Ikon presented this first major exhibition in the UK exclusively devoted to Judd’s furniture and related drawings. A good chair is a good chair comprised chairs, beds, shelves, desks and tables made from solid wood, metal and ply, charting the refinement of Judd’s design and production processes. This catalogue was published retrospectively after the exhibition Donald Judd: A good chair is a good chair at Ikon Gallery, 21 September – 14 November 2010.

This pioneering book, the first monograph devoted to Donald Judd, addresses the whole breadth of Juddís practices. Drawing on documents found in nearly twenty archives, David Raskin explains why some of Juddís works of art seem startlingly ephemeral while others remain insistently physical. In the process of answering this previously perplexing question, Raskin traces Juddís principles from his beginnings as an art critic through his fabulous installations and designs in Marfa, Texas. He discusses Juddís early important paintings and idiosyncratic red objects, as well as the three-dimensional works that are celebrated throughout the world. He also examines Juddís commitment to empirical values and his political activism, and concludes by considering the importance of Juddís example for recent art.

Ultimately, Raskin develops a picture of Judd as never before seen: he shows us an artist who asserted his individuality with spare designs; who found spiritual values in plywood, Plexiglas, and industrial production; who refused to distinguish between thinking and feeling while asserting that science marked the limits of knowledge; who claimed that his art provided not just intuitions of morality but a specific set of tenets; and who worked for political causes that were neither left nor right.

The Chinati Foundation is widely considered one of the world’s most important destinations for experiencing large-scale contemporary art. It was founded by Donald Judd (1928–1994), whose specific ambition was to preserve and present a select number of permanent installations that were inextricably linked to the surrounding landscape. Chinati is located on 340 acres of desert on the site of former Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa, Texas. Construction and installation at the site began in 1979 with help from the Dia Art Foundation, and it was opened to the public in 1986. This handsome publication is the first comprehensive presentation of the Chinati Foundation’s collection in more than twenty years. The book describes how Judd developed his ideas of the role of art and museums from the early 1960s onward, culminating in the creation of Chinati (and including its two predecessors—his buildings in New York and his residence in Marfa). The individual installations at Chinati are presented in chronological order with stunning photography; these include work by John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, David Rabinowitch, Roni Horn, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Long, Carl Andre, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, as well as Judd himself. His installations at Marfa include 15 outdoor works in concrete and 100 aluminum pieces housed in two carefully renovated artillery sheds. The book also features writings by Judd relating to Chinati and Marfa, and a complete catalogue of the collection.

Over the years, Donald Judd’s constructions have evolved, becoming increasingly complex in their optical and coloristic effects, making use of Cor-ten steel, Douglas fir plywood, colored plexiglass, painted steel, and various forms of aluminum. This catalogue elegantly displays work made between 1988 and 1994, the year he died.
Essay by Richard Shiff.

Up till now, the question of color has largely been neglected in the extensive reception of [Judd’s] oeuvre. This publication, lavishly illustrated with full-page color pictures, concentrates in detail for the first time on this crucial aspect of Donald Judd’s work.

This book was published to document a symposium hosted by the Chinati Foundation. It includes lectures by Mel Bochner, Roberta Smith, Thomas Kellein and eight others on Judd’s art criticism and political writings.

How leading American artists reflected on the fate of humanity in the nuclear era through monumental sculpture

In the wake of the atomic bombings of Japan in 1945, artists in the United States began to question what it meant to create a work of art in a world where humanity could be rendered extinct by its own hand. The New Monuments and the End of Man examines how some of the most important artists of postwar America revived the neglected tradition of the sculptural monument as a way to grapple with the cultural and existential anxieties surrounding the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Robert Slifkin looks at such iconic works as the industrially evocative welded steel sculptures of David Smith, the austere structures of Donald Judd, and the desolate yet picturesque earthworks of Robert Smithson. Transforming how we understand this crucial moment in American art, he traces the intersections of postwar sculptural practice with cybernetic theory, science-fiction cinema and literature, and the political debates surrounding nuclear warfare. Slifkin identifies previously unrecognized affinities of the sculpture of the 1940s and 1950s with the minimalism and land art of the 1960s and 1970s, and acknowledges the important contributions of postwar artists who have been marginalized until now, such as Raoul Hague, Peter Grippe, and Robert Mallary.

Strikingly illustrated throughout, The New Monuments and the End of Man spans the decades from Hiroshima to the Fall of Saigon, when the atomic bomb cast its shadow over American art.

In 1967, Peter Roehr and Paul Maenz curated the first German Minimalist exhibition, Serial Formation, at the University of Frankfurt s studio gallery. A total of 48 artists from both America and Germany presented serial-based works ranging from the German Zero movement to American Minimal and Conceptual, Nouveau Réalisme, and Op and Pop art. Celebrating the exhibition s 50th anniversary and in the context of its ongoing Minimalism in Germany exhibition series, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, restages this historically significant exhibition while expanding on its theme in the exhibition and catalog Serial Formations 1967/2017. The voluminous and well-illustrated publication features a complete facsimile of the long-out-of-print 1967 exhibition catalog, as well as the new and expanded exhibition. Included are 1960 artists from Donald Judd and Agnes Martin to Heinz Mack, artist s statements, and essays from the original two curators, along with contributions from Siegfried Bartels, Nadine Henrich, Daniel Lippitsch, Meredith North, Michaela Filla-Raquin, and Frederik Schikowski and the new show curator, Renate Wiehager.

Michael Asher (born in 1943), one of the foremost installation artists of the Conceptual art period, is a founder of site-specific practice. Considered a progenitor of institutional critique, he spearheaded the creation of artworks imbued with a self-conscious awareness of their dependence on the conditions of their exhibition context.

In the work Kunsthalle Bern 1992, Asher removed the radiators from all the museum’s exhibition spaces and reassembled them in its entryway gallery. Metal pipes connected the relocated radiators to their original sockets; these tubular conduits, coursing in linear fashion along the Kunsthalle’s walls, kept the steam heat flowing and endowed the installation with directional lines of force. This “displacement of givens” offers a perfect example of site-specific practice, one that took the gallery space and the institution itself as its subject. In this detailed examination of Kunsthalle Bern 1992, Anne Rorimer considers the work in the context of Asher’s ongoing desire to fuse art with the material, economic, and social conditions of institutional presentation. Rorimer analyzes Kunsthalle Bern 1992 in relation to the earlier innovations of such minimalist artists as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Robert Morris, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, and Dan Flavin as well as to such conceptualist contemporaries as Daniel Buren, Dan Graham, and Maria Nordman. She also considers the installation in the context of other works by Asher that have used non-art, functional elements, including walls, or that have investigated museological issues.