March 24, 2005 - NSCAD University Press - Donald Judd’s ‘Complete Writings: 1959-1975′
March 24, 2005

Donald Judd’s ‘Complete Writings: 1959-1975′

NSCAD University Press is pleased to announce the re-release of
Donald Judd’s 'Complete Writings: 1959-1975'

Paperback, 240 pages,
300 bw illustrations,
ISBN: 0-919616-42-9

Donald Judd’s uncompromising reviews avoid the familiar generalizations so often associated with the styles of emerging during the 1950s and 60s. This book is not a mere survey of the art produced and exhibited during that period. Instead, Judd discusses in detail the work of more than five hundred artists showing in New York at that time and provides a critical account of this significant era in American art. While addressing the social and political ramifications of art production, the writings focus on the work of Jackson Pollock, Kasimir Malevich, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, John Chamberlain, Larry Poons, Kenneth Noland, and Claes Oldenburg. The essay “Specific Objects” (1965), which by now has to be considered as one of the essential discussions of sculptural thought in the 60s, is included as well as Judd’s notorious polemical essay, “Imperialism, Nationalism, Regionalism” (1975), published here for the first time. Three hundred reproductions as well as an extensive index accompany the text.

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design was established in 1972 as a vehicle to publish books by and about leading contemporary artists. Between 1972 and 1987, 26 titles by such artists as Michael Snow, Steve Reich, Gerhard Richter and Yvonne Rainer were published. Re-launched in 2002, the NSCAD Press will once again establish the university as a source for the publishing of primary documents and scholarly works in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design.
Modernism and Modernity: The Vancouver Conference Papers, edited by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Serge Guilbaut, and David Solkin.
Paperback, 295 pages, 43 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-41-0
Artists Talk: 1969-1977, edited by Peggy Gale
Paperback, 385 pages, 12 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-40-2.
Complete Writings 1959-1975, by Donald Judd.
Paperback, 240 pages, 300 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-42-9
Raw Notes, by Claes Oldenburg.
Paperback, 554 pages, 53 bw plates, ISBN: 0-919616-43-7

For additional information about the NSCAD University Press, please contact Christopher McFarlane, Manager, at (902) 494-8221 or
Visit the NSCAD University Press website:

Available through D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
155 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10013
Tel: (212) 627-1999 Fax: (212) 627-9484

The NSCAD University Press recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism and Culture. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Cultural Division to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

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