Free books Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd By Marianne Stockebrand –

The Chinati Foundation is widely considered one of the worlds most important destinations for experiencing large scale contemporary art It was founded by Donald Judd, whose specific ambition was to preserve and present a select number of permanent installations that were inextricably linked to the surrounding landscape Chinati is located onacres of desert on the site of former Fort DA Russell in Marfa, Texas Construction and installation at the site began inwith help from the Dia Art Foundation, and it was opened to the public inThis handsome publication is the first comprehensive presentation of the Chinati Foundations collection inthan twenty years The book describes how Judd developed his ideas of the role of art and museums from the early s onward, culminating in the creation of Chinati and including its two predecessorshis buildings in New York and his residence in Marfa The individual installations at Chinati are presented in chronological order with stunning photography these include work by John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, David Rabinowitch, Roni Horn, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Long, Carl Andre, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, as well as Judd himself His installations at Marfa includeoutdoor works in concrete andaluminum pieces housed in two carefully renovated artillery sheds The book also features writings by Judd relating to Chinati and Marfa, and a complete catalogue of the collection