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Making Marfa: Technical Encumbrances and Creative Resistance in Donald Judd’s Ten(?) Concrete Buildings
Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations
  • Rob Whitehead, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
ACSA Southeast Fall Conference
Publication Date
10-1-2009
Geolocation
(32.0835407, -81.09983419999998)
Abstract

On an elevated plinth of west Texas prairie grass land, in a visually isolated corner of the Chinati Foundation grounds, sit two unfinished examples of Donald Judd’s final experiment in uniting art, architecture and nature. These imaginative and enigmatic concrete building shells have the same spare material expression, rigid proportioning system and the unnerving structural thinness that one would expect from Judd’s three-dimensional work. These buildings are part of a larger geometrically ordered complex of ten buildings designed specifically to house twelve works of art, unsurprisingly, also created by Donald Judd.

Copyright Owner
ACSA
Language
en
Citation Information
Rob Whitehead. "Making Marfa: Technical Encumbrances and Creative Resistance in Donald Judd’s Ten(?) Concrete Buildings" Savannah, GA(2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rob_whitehead/7/