John McCracken IT

35.00 17.50




Andrea Bellini, Marianna Vecellio







Numero Pagine

263 pg.

Among the leading historic exponents of Minimalism, together with Donald Judd, Carl Andre and Dan Flavin, John McCracken (b. 1934, Berkeley, California), through the uniqueness of his artistic vision, reveals the true complexity of the American movement. Convinced that art can give form to a hidden dimension of matter and the universe, reawakening consciousness and enriching our life, McCracken views art as a means of aesthetic and spiritual emancipation and his works as prototypes for a world to come.
A world dominated by pure thought and an absolute form of beauty.

Published on the occasion of the large retrospective at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the catalogue includes essays by Andrea Bellini, Alex Farquharson, and Marc-Olivier Wahler; an interview with the artist by Marianna Vecellio and a conversation on McCracken between Daniel Baumann and John Armleder.

In addition to images of the most important works created by McCracken beginning in the 1960s, the catalogue presents a selection of his sketchbooks and a detailed chronology of the artist’s exhibitions and his artistic development. This book also features an extensive anthology with texts by Brooks Adams, Roger M. Buergel, Dan Cameron, Frances Colpitt, John Coplans, Donna DeSalvo, Lucy R. Lippard, Jane Livingston, Kynaston McShine, David Pagel, Peter Plagens, Barbara Rose, Harold Rosenberg, Merle Schipper, Angela Vettese, A. M. Wade, Emily Wasserman, Nicholas Wilder, Eva Wittocx, Adachiara Zevi and by the artist.