Donald Judd regarded colour as one of the most important aspects of his art. This publication concentrates in detail for the first time on this crucial aspect of his work.
Donald Judd, the great American sculptor, architect and furniture designer, regarded color as one of the most important aspects of his art, on an equal level with material and space. He continually explored the creative possibilities of color in his works and in his theoretical writings. Especially from the mid- 1980s on, he integrated color intensively into his objects in a wide variety of different combinations.ì Up till now, the significance of color has largely been neglected in the reception of his 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. With selected theoretical texts by the artist and impressive essays by art experts, it offers insight into the complexity of his artistic thought. (German edition available ISBN 3-89322-786- 5) The artist: Donald Judd (Excelsior Springs, Missouri 1928-1994 New York). 1949-1953 studied art at the Art Students' League, New York. Studied at Columbia University, New York. Degree in philosophy. 1957-1962 studied art history at Columbia University, New York. 1959-1965 worked as an art critic. 1962-1964 taught at Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, New York. Numerous exhibitions, including participation in the documenta IV and VII and the 1976 Venice Biennale.DONALD JUDD (1928–1994) studied art history and philosophy and made himself a name as an art critic before becoming a world-famous artist in his own right. With the clear formal vocabulary of his visual work and the conception of his art museum, the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, Judd is counted among the major representatives of Minimalism.