Enlarging Greenberg’s considerations in»Recentness of Sculpture,«Fried states that modernist art [like traditional art, R.P.] would»defeat or suspend its own. But it was an account of the history of modern art that Greenberg had inscribed as the true .. Clement Greenberg, “Recentness of Sculpture,”. , rpt. in. painting and modernist sculpture that literalist art defines or locates the . In his essay “Recentness of Sculpture” Clement Greenberg discusses the effect of.

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It is a question not usually considered by the artist as a member of a corporate public. And it is in the context of such graphic design that much Minimalist art yields up the secrets behind its formal effects. We then included the letters IMC in the left panel to symbolize the fact that this company knew how to release this power to feed a hungry world. Lester Beall is a graphic designer specializing in the creation of corporate identity programs. But it is a belief which is infinitely corruptible, because of the confusion it creates between context and content, by associating a sort of raw value with specific configurations placed in specific locations a priori of the expectations of the viewer.

In the February issue of Artforum, Morris notes: Instead the individual as a sensory perceptive apparatus faces erasure.

The stacks vary from five to 10 units, but their boxes are modular in two sizes, always measuring either 9 by 40 by 31 inches, or 6 by 27 by In describing the uses of this symbol as a corporate identifier, Goldscholl comments:. The Celler-Kefauver Bill of allowed corporate mergers only across industry categories which, while adding some legal support to certain aspects of the earlier Taft-Hartley law governing monopolization within a single industry, allowed for unparalleled corporate expansion across a range of industries.

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The consideration of this symbolic relationship had nothing to do, however, with the eculpture to which a completed design program would be put by the corporation involved. In Aprilan exhibit of trademarks, symbols and logotypes opened at the National Design Center in Chicago.

We found that the phosphate crystal in many cases, was formed as a Hexagonal Bipyramid…. That depends upon the values accorded that place.


It is the paradox which is directly the result of a confusion of facts and values. Part of the means for increasing industrial production in the U. Reprinted in Minimal Art: This requirement underscores the difficulties encountered in designing a wculpture that is a mark of individuality, while at the same time having the qualities of universal application… Any graphic device, no matter how well designed, cannot alone project gteenberg all-over positive image unless it is an integral part of the usage system.

The cases of the artists just mentioned reflect the development in their work of a material and compositional syntax whose programmatic application bears some striking resemblances to the practices and principles of corporate graphic design, especially the design of corporate identity programs.

This set of events—a retrospective display in Chicago examining the triumph, over the lf 20 years, of a graphic design style; and a cluster of individual art exhibits in New York galleries advancing a new manner of art-object making—seem very different in terms of place and intent.

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That abstract configurations can convey meaning can be demonstrated by a glance at the cross on the nearest church steeple, but of course the information-bearing capabilities of logotypical forms can only be manifested through a given context. In the February issue of Artforum, Morris notes:. Serota, Nicholas, Carl Andre exhibition catalogue.

This essay was first published in the catalogue for this exhibition. The memberships of those boards were composed in part of executives from the very companies under regulation. It is a breenberg of the nature of these works to act as triggers for thought and emotion preexisting in the viewer… It may be fair to say that these styles have been nourished by the ubiquitous question: Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago,separate folio.

There is no meaning inherent in graphic forms.

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Yet the landscape of logotypes and trademarks through which we move is a great array of unquestionably value-invested configurations, demonstrating the formal efficacy of particular figure-ground relationships in conveying this information.

Darby Bannard, writing in the December issue of Artforum, states: The issue for the corporate designer was how to relate a particular symbol to what the designer saw as a new corporate structure. Behind the day-to-day affairs of the marketplace there was a real change in the way corporations were structured in this country during the s.


Control of the space surrounding the logotype becomes an active element in the total display. This system, or the organization and coordination of all usage areas, functions as an integrating synthesizer and is therefore an acutely essential factor in the development and growth of a corporate identity.

The importance of these design principles as reflectors of social values is that they are seen by both the corporate designers and the artists Scultpure shall discuss as manifestations of distinct and clearly defined attitudes toward what art is, attitudes which while strongly different and receentness times mutually exclusive reflect a common faith in the efficacy of ggeenberg as a means of restructuring society through public exposure to works executed within particular systems of use.

I believe that the particularity to which Morris refers exemplifies his recognition that the art gallery space itself is a context within which given works of art function as elements, and that different placements or arrangements of forms maintain or destroy the aesthetic viability of that context.

But the experience of solids establishes the fact that, as in flat forms, some configurations receentness dominated by wholeness, others tend to separate into parts. Many corporate designers of the post-war period saw the phenomenon of the all-purpose logotype as a literal perceptual analogue to the social phenomenon of the multifaceted corporate conglomerate, and to a considerable extent, the new use of geometric, systematized modular configurations as logotypes was a manifestation of that analogy in their professional concern.

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London, Whitechapel Art Gallery,n. Of such gardens, Carl Andre has written:. Belief in this sense is both a kind of faith in spatial extension and a visualization of the extension… neither the theories nor the experiences of gestalt effects relating to three-dimensional bodies xculpture as simple and clear as they are for two-dimensions.

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The notion that a kind of symbolic investiture is implicit within the Minimalist object is not new to art criticism.