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Author Marianne Stockebrand at The Menil for Booksigning

Marianne Stockebrand Booksigning
The Menil Bookstore
December 13, 2010, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Marianne Stockebrand will address Judd’s vision of the role of art and museums that culminated in the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, at The Menil Collection.

Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd co-published by the Chinati Foundation and Yale University Press, provides a detailed historical overview of Donald Judd’s creation of his unique museum in Marfa, Texas.

The first comprehensive overview of the museum’s history and collection.

Edited and principally written by former Chinati director Marianne Stockebrand, “Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd” describes how the artist Donald Judd developed his ideas of the role of art and museums from the early 1960s onward, culminating in the creation of Chinati (and including its two predecessors-his building in New York and his residence in Marfa).

The sumptuously illustrated book (with 149 color and 71 black-and-white illustrations), co-published by Chinati and Yale University Press, begins with an introductory essay surveying the history of Judd’s work in Marfa, then presents the individual installations at the museum in chronological order, with stunning photography.

In addition to the essays by Marianne Stockebrand, the volume contains texts by Rudi Fuchs, former director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate in London; Richard Shiff, professor and Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at the University of Texas; Rob Weiner, associate director of the Chinati Foundation, and Thomas Kellein, current director of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany and successor to Marianne Stockebrand as Chinati director as of January, 2011. Also featured are writings by Donald Judd relating to his architectural adaptations at Chinati. A detailed catalogue of the collection and artists’ bibliographies are included as well. The book’s design is by Rutger Fuchs, who has designed all of Chinati’s printed materials since the mid-1990s; principal photography is by Florian Holzherr and Douglas Tuck.

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