Edited by Marianne Stockebrand. Texts by Rudi Fuchs, Donald Judd, Thomas Kellein, Nicholas Serota, Richard Shiff, Marianne Stockebrand, and Rob Weiner
This publication is the first comprehensive overview of the Chinati Foundation’s history and collection. Edited and principally written by Marianne Stockebrand, Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd describes how 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, Amsterdam; Thomas Kellein, director of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, London; Richard Shiff, professor and Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at the University of Texas; and Rob Weiner, associate director of the Chinati Foundation. Also featured are writings by Donald Judd relating to Chinati and his other buildings in Marfa. A detailed catalogue of the collection and artists’ bibliographies are included as well.