By Jens Hoffman and Kynaston McShine
The landmark 1966 Jewish Museum exhibition Primary Structures offered the first presentation of Minimalist sculptures in the United States. The accompanying catalogue by Kynaston McShine became a key resource on such artists as: Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin and Sol LeWitt, who were virtually unknown at the time.
Other Primary Structures is a long-overdue reintroduction of this classic, out-of-print text. This two-volume set includes a replica of the original catalogue, plus a new companion volume by Jens Hoffmann that offers a global survey of early Minimalist sculpture during the 1960s and 1970s, featuring important sculptors from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and complementing the earlier catalogue’s focus on American and British artists. Beautifully designed, this publication comes enclosed in a clear jacket that pays homage to the original catalogue’s iconic cover. Other Primary Structures is invaluable for the study of modern art history and provides an authoritative survey of Minimalist sculpture in the 1960s. Exhibition design by A Practice for Everyday Life, London, Feilden Fowles, London, based on the original catalogue design for Primary Structures by Elaine Lustig Cohen.
2-Volume Paperback Set with Slipcase