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Hardcover | $35.00 Short | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780262015288 | 232 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 28 b&w illus.| January 2011
 
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Dan Graham

Edited by Alex Kitnick

Overview

Since the 1960s, Dan Graham’s heterogeneous practice has touched on such disparate subjects as tract housing, the Shakers, punk music, and architectural theory; he has made videos, architectural models, closed-circuit installations, and glass pavilions. Graham, who came of age during the emergence of earth art, minimalism, and conceptualism, has situated his work on the borders between these different strains of contemporary practice. Although varying widely in subject and medium, Graham’s artwork and writings display a consistent interest in spectatorship, public-private relationships, and the constructed environment. Graham’s extensive writings on his own work (collected in Rock My Religion and Two-Way Mirror Power, both published by the MIT Press) have made him, by default, the primary interpreter of his own art. This October Files volume provides a counterweight, gathering key texts by critics and theorists that offer alternative accounts of Graham’s art.

The essays span thirty years and include hard-to-find texts from exhibition catalogs and journals. The authors include such distinguished theorists, critics, and artists as Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Beatriz Colomina, Thierry de Duve, and Jeff Wall.

About the Editor

Alex Kitnick, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art and Architecture at Princeton University, has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Vassar College.

Table of Contents

  • Dan Graham
  • OCTOBER FILES
  • George Baker, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Hal Foster, Denis Hollier, Rosalind Krauss, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Annette Michelson, Mignon Nixon, and Malcolm Turvey, editors
  • Richard Serra
  • ,
  • edited by Hal Foster with Gordon Hughes
  • Andy Warhol
  • ,
  • edited by Annette Michelson
  • Eva Hesse
  • ,
  • edited by Mignon Nixon
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • ,
  • edited by Branden W. Joseph
  • James Coleman
  • ,
  • edited by George Baker
  • Cindy Sherman
  • ,
  • edited by Johanna Burton
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • ,
  • edited by Graham Bader
  • Gerhard Richter
  • ,
  • edited by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
  • Gabriel Orozco
  • ,
  • edited by Yve-Alain Bois
  • Richard Hamilton
  • ,
  • edited by Hal Foster
  • Dan Graham
  • ,
  • edited by Alex Kitnick
  • Dan Graham
  • edited by Alex Kitnick
  • essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Alexander Alberro, Birgit Pelzer, Thierry de Duve, William Kaizen, Jeff Wall, John Miller, Beatriz Colomina, Alexander Alberro, and Alex Kitnick
  • OCTOBER FILES 11
  • The MIT Press
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • London, England
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  • 2011
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
  • Dan Graham / edited by Alex Kitnick.
  •  p. cm.—(October files)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • ISBN 978-0-262-01528-8 (hardcover : alk. paper)—ISBN 978-0-262-51577-1 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 1. Graham, Dan, 1942—Criticism and interpretation. I. Graham, Dan, 1942–. II. Kitnick, Alex, 1981–.
  • N6537.G674D36 2011
  • 709.2—dc22
  • 2010024130
  • 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Contents
  • Series Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
  • Moments of History in the Work of Dan Graham
  • (1978)
  • Alexander Alberro
  • Reductivism in Reverse
  • (1994)
  • Birgit Pelzer
  • Vision in Process
  • (1979)
  • Thierry de Duve
  • Dan Graham and the Critique of Artistic Autonomy
  • (1983)
  • William Kaizen
  • Steps to an Ecology of Communication
  • (2008)
  • Jeff Wall
  • Excerpt from “Dan Graham’s Kammerspiel”
  • (1985)
  • John Miller
  • Now Even the Pigs’re Groovin’
  • (2001)
  • Beatriz Colomina
  • Double Exposure:
  • Alteration to a Suburban House
  • (2001)
  • Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
  • Excerpt from
  • Documenta 7: A Dictionary of Received Ideas
  • (1982)
  • Alexander Alberro
  • Specters of Utopia
  • (1996)
  • Alex Kitnick
  • What’s Your Type?
  • (2009)
  • Index