Nothing Less than Literal: Architecture after Minimalism (MIT Press)

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In Nothing Less than Literal, Mark Linder shows how minimalist art of the 1960s was infiltrated by architecture, resulting in a reconfiguration of the disciplines of both art and architecture. Linder traces the exchange of concepts and techniques between architecture and art through a reading of the work of critics Clement Greenberg, Colin Rowe, Michael Fried, and the artist-writer Robert Smithson, and then locates a recuperation of "the architecture of minimalism" in the contemporary work of John Hejduk and Frank Gehry.

"Literal" was not only a term used by Fried to attack minimalism; it was a key term for Greenberg as well, and in both cases their use of that term coincides with discussions of the architectural qualities of art. Linder gives us the first thorough examination of the role that architectural concepts, techniques of representation, and practices played in the emergence of minimalism. Beginning with a comparison of the "postcubist" writings of Clement Greenberg and Colin Rowe, he reveals surprising affinities in their critical formulations of pictorialism -- including the use by both of an analogy between cubist collage and architectural space. This is followed by an account of the sharp differences between Michael Fried and Robert Smithson; Linder contrasts the sublimation of space and refusal of architecture in Fried's concept of the "radically abstract" with Smithson's explicit embrace of architectural thinking and his complex concepts of space. Finally, Linder looks at particular instances in the work of two architects who, through collaboration with artists, engaged the legacy of literalism -- John Hejduk's Wall House and Frank Gehry's decade-long fascination with the figure of the fish. Linder shows how the "productive impropriety" of transdisciplinary borrowing in the discourses surrounding minimalism serves as a counterexample to the prevalent perception of "disciplines" as conservative and institutionalizing.

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"Centered around events of 1967, Mark Linder¹s *Nothing Less Than Literal* provides a major reconceptualization of the history of American formalism and its discontents by exposing architecture¹s 'undisciplined' appearance within art discourse and practice. In a provocative twist on traditional scholarship, Linder convincingly asserts that architecture appears *before* art in the conceptual development of modernist formalism. Rather than engage in the stale and seemingly endless squabbles over whether, or to what degree, architecture is an art, Linder cleverly and economically demonstrates how modernist art emerged *through* architecture. He delivers this argument with great erudition and specificity, offering nothing less than a literally reconfigured map of two disciplines and their relations at a crucial moment in recent history."
--Robert Somol, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles

"The renegotiation of an art object's relationship to its physical, temporal, and institutional context remains a lasting legacy of the polemics embodied in minimal art in the 1960s. Linder provides an insightful and provocative reconsideration of the role of architecture in the critical discourse on minimalism, making his work an essential text for anyone examining the art and architecture of this pivotal period."
--Ann Goldstein, Senior Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Mark Linder is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Syracuse University.

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