Other Primary Structures

Jens Hoffmann and Kynaston McShine

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April 8, 2014
116 pages, 8 1/4 x 9 1/2
76 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300197334
2-Volume Paperback Set with Slipcase

Distributed for the Jewish Museum, New York

The landmark Jewish Museum exhibition Primary Structures offered the first presentation of Minimalist sculptures in the United States, in 1966. The accompanying catalogue by Kynaston McShine became a key resource on artists such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, and Sol LeWitt, who were virtually unknown at the time. Other Primary Structures is a long-overdue reintroduction of this classic, out-of-print text. This two-volume set includes a replica of the original catalogue, plus a new companion volume by Jens Hoffmann that offers a global survey of early Minimalist sculpture during the 1960s and 1970s, featuring important sculptors from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, and complementing the earlier catalogue’s focus on American and British artists. Beautifully designed, this publication comes enclosed in a clear jacket that pays homage to the original catalogue’s iconic cover. Other Primary Structures is invaluable for the study of modern art history and provides an authoritative survey of Minimalist sculpture in the 1960s.
Jens Hoffmann is deputy director for exhibitions and public programs at the Jewish Museum. Kynaston McShine is chief curator-at-large at the Museum of Modern Art and served as curator and active director of the Jewish Museum, New York, from 1965 to 1968. 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Jewish Museum, New York
(03/14/14–08/03/14)

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