Author(s): Peter Osborne
Reveals the revolution that took place when a whole generation of artists experimented with the idea of art as an idea. Shows how artists such as Robert Morris, Sol Lewitt and Marcel Broodthaers challenged traditional notions of the art object through unprecedented use of language, actions, processes and forms derived from mass media.
'authoritative' Christie's Books, Summer 2002 US quotes 'more than just a compilation of sources, documents, and images - Osborne offers an original, challenging, reinterpretation of Conceptual Art - a solid contribution to the burgeoning re-examination of Conceptual Art.' Barry Schwabsky, BookForum, Winter 2002
Peter Osborne is Professor of Modern European Philosophy and Tutor on the Graduate Programme in Aesthetics and Art Theory at Middlesex University, London. He is the author of The Politics of Time: Modernity and the Avant-Garde (Verso, 1995) and Philosophy in Cultural Theory (Routledge, 2001). He was a contributor to Rewriting Conceptual Art (eds. Michael Newman; Jon Bird, Reaktion Books, 1999) and has edited and co-edited several critical anthologies including A Critical Sense: Interviews with Intellectuals (Routledge, 1997) and From an Aesthetic Point of View: Philosophy, Art and the Senses (Serpents Tail, 2001).