Mel Bochner

Mel Bochner

Language, 1966-2006

Book - 2007
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Yale University
A leading practitioner of conceptual art, Mel Bochner (b. 1940) was one of the first artists in the 1960s to introduce language into the visual field. Despite their significance, these contributions remain unexplored in art historical scholarship. This fascinating book provides the first overview of Bochner’s language-based works from the past forty years, including previously unpublished images and projects.

Long preoccupied by language and its influence on vision and perception, Bochner has recently shifted from a more analytical use of language to an exploration of the way in which color diverts a text from its duty to convey meaning. As a result, language becomes a tool in Bochner’s interrogation into how an objectbe it a painting, sculpture, mathematical equation, or a complete replacement of the object” with language itselfcan function as a work of art.

Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780300121445
Branch Call Number: 709.2 BOCHN BURTO
Additional Contributors: Bochner, Mel 1940-


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