Bruce Nauman

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Bruce Nauman

Edited by Taylor Walsh

Essential texts on the work of Bruce Nauman, spanning the five decades of the artist's career.
Hardcover $50.00 X £40.00
Paperback $21.95 T £16.99

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Essential texts on the work of Bruce Nauman, spanning the five decades of the artist's career.

This volume collects essential texts on the work of Bruce Nauman (b. 1941), an artist of exceptional range whose work continues to probe the fundamentals of both life and art. These critical writings, scholarly essays, and an interview span five decades of Nauman's career, ranging from the first substantive feature on his work, published in 1967, to a catalog essay from his 2018 retrospective. Written by prominent critics, art historians, and curators, the individual texts consider his work in various media, from photography and artists' books to sculpture, video, and room-scaled installations.

Taken together, the essays trace the arc of critical reception given to Nauman's work, charting the (somewhat uneven) path to his current eminence as one of our truly indispensable living artists.

Contributors Kathryn Chiong, Fidel A. Danieli, Isabel Graw, Rosalind Krauss, Janet Kraynak, Pamela M. Lee, John Miller, Robert Pincus-Witten, Joan Simon, Robert Slifkin, Marcia Tucker, Anne M. Wagner, Taylor Walsh, and Jeffrey Weiss

Hardcover

$50.00 X | £40.00 ISBN: 9780262038362 240 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 69 b&w illus.

Paperback

$21.95 T | £16.99 ISBN: 9780262535670 240 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 69 b&w illus.

Editors

Taylor Walsh

Taylor Walsh is a PhD candidate at Harvard University and a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she is a coorganizer of the retrospective Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts.