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Odos Architects – “Living Minimally”

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Sol LeWitt – “A Wall Drawing Retrospective”

Historic Restrospective of Large-Scale Drawings by Sol LeWitt Opens at MASS MoCA Meeting Ground New York Time Slideshow

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Ad Reinhardt – “The eye is a menace to clear sight.”

“The more stuff in it, the busier the work of art, the worse it is. More is less. Less is more. The eye is a menace to clear sight. The laying bare of oneself is obscene. Art begins with getting … Continue reading

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Casulo – “My Bedroom in a Box”

Casulo – Unpacked Casulo An entire bedroom ensemble breaks down to fit in a box. A solution to the stress of the modern nomadic lifestyle and the wonderful minimalistic concept “Less is more”. Do you own your objects or do … Continue reading

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Ad Reinhardt “Art is art-as-art”

Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Painting No.5 -1962 “Art is art-as-art and everything else is everything else.” Ad Reinhardt “…the monochromatic paintings of Ad Reinhardt hark back to works by Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian, in which pure color and geometric order … Continue reading

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Gerrit Rietveld “the form must triumph over the material.”

“(the) work in its entirety must be able to stand freely and brightly on its own two feet, and the form must triumph over the material.” Gerrit Rietveld

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Robert Morris “The Object is Less Self-Important”

“The object has not become less important. It has merely become less self-important. ” Robert Morris Quoted in Dan Flavin, Proposals for the visible, by Beatrice von Bismarck, p.14

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Sol LeWitt “Structures”

Sol LeWitt (September 9, 1928 – April 8, 2007) American artist linked to various movements, including Conceptual art and Minimalism. LeWitt rose to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and “structures” (a term he preferred instead of … Continue reading

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Sol LeWitt “The artist as mystic”

“Artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.” “The artist’s aim is not to instruct the viewer, but to give information, whether the viewer understands the information is incidental to the artist.”

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Donald Judd – “The Excription of Space”

“Actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface.”  Donald Judd “…Donald Judd excribes space, a term introduced by the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. Excription refers to a becoming-other-than-itself, whereby writing, matter or color brings … Continue reading

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Luis Baragan – “at home with solitude”

“Only in intimate communion with solitude may man find himself. Solitude is good company and my architecture is not for those who fear or shun it.” Luis Barragan Casa Luis Barragan

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Carl Andre – Sculpture as “place”

Carl Andre (born September 16, 1935) is an American minimalist artist. Andre’s concept of sculpture as “place” is of singular importance to the evolution of his work and to minimalist work in general. Carl Andre

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