The Resource Minimalism--origins, Edward Strickland

Minimalism--origins, Edward Strickland

Label
Minimalism--origins
Title
Minimalism--origins
Statement of responsibility
Edward Strickland
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Language
eng
Summary
"The death of Minimalism is announced regularly, which may be the surest testimonial to its staying power." This is the opening sentence of Edward Strickland's study, the first to examine in detail Minimalist tendencies in the plastic arts and music. The term Minimalism appeared in the mid-1960s, primarily with reference to the stripped-down sculpture of artists like Robert Morris and Donald Judd, both of whom detested the word. In the late seventies it gained widespread currency when applied to the repetitive music popularized by Steve Reich and Philip Glass. In the first part of the book, "Paint," Strickland shows how Minimalism offered a rethinking of the main schools of abstract art to mid-century. Within Abstract Expressionism Barnett Newman opposed the stylistic complexity of confessional action painting with non-gestural, color-field painting. Ad Reinhardt and Ellsworth Kelly reconceived the rhythmic construction of earlier Geometrical Abstraction in "invisible" and brilliant monochromes respectively; and Robert Rauschenberg created Dadaist anti-art in pure white panels. Next, Strickland surveys Minimal music from La Monte Young's long-tone composions of the fifties to his drone works of the Theatre of Eternal Music. He examines the effect of foreign and nonclassical American musics on Terry Riley's motoric repetition developed from his tape experimentation, Steve Reich's formulation of phasing technique; and Philip Glass's unison modules. The third part of the book treats the development of Minimal sculpture and its critical reception. Strickland also discusses analogous Minimalist tendencies in dance, film, and literature as well as the incorporation of once-shocking Minimalist vocabulary into mass culture from fashion to advertising. Investigating the origins of Minimalism in postwar American culture, Strickland redefines it as a movement the developed radically reductive stylistic innovations in numerous media over the third quarter of the twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strickland, Edward
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX504
LC item number
.S77 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Minimal art
  • Arts, American
  • Minimal music
  • Music
  • Art minimal
  • Arts américains
  • Musique répétitive
  • Musique
  • Arts, American
  • Minimal art
  • Minimal music
  • Music
  • Minimal art
  • Schilderkunst
  • Muziek
  • Minimalismo
  • Minimal Art
  • Malerei
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Minimalism--origins, Edward Strickland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [296]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780253354990
Lccn
93018396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27640557
  • (OCoLC)ocm27640557
Label
Minimalism--origins, Edward Strickland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [296]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780253354990
Lccn
93018396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27640557
  • (OCoLC)ocm27640557

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