A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968
A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968
A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968
A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968
A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968
A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968
A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968

A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968

Green Dragon Office, Los Angeles, California, 2004

Description

A maximal amount of minimalism: this book contains biographical essays on 40 or so artists, along with images of their work and a set of scholarly essays concentrating on different aspects of this work from the ’60s and ’70s. The problem with a book like this is the fact that most readers need an entry point into what is a very dense collection of information and interpretation, and we tried to build in spaces in the book for readers to be able to dip in and out of with ease. The other really interesting problem was the cover: how to make a cover out of a reproduction of a magazine cover, one that ended up providing the title for the exhibition. The slightly transparent silk-screening of the new title on top of the old title of the magazine on the cover works to clarify the difference between the new title and its source.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2004
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Green Dragon Office
Art director/creative director
Lorraine Wild
Designers
Robert Ruehlman, Stuart Smith
Jacket designer
Green Dragon Office
Photographer
Various
Production coordinator
Lisa Mark
Picture editor
Ann Goldstein, et al.
Author
Ann Goldstein, et al.
Editor
Jane Hyun
Publisher
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Trim size
8 3/4 x 11 inches
Pages
452
Quantity printed
6,350
Compositor
Green Dragon Office
Typeface
Officina Sans
Printer
Dr. Cantz’sche Druckerei
Jacket printer
Dr. Cantz’sche Druckerei
Papers
Werkdruck, Colorit, Luxosatin
Binding method
Hardcover, paperback (sewn)
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