Gordon Matta-Clark — You Are The Measure

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“Qualifying the ancient Greek saying “Man is the measure,” Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) asserted instead “You are the measure,” conveying the defining theme in an oeuvre that would exert a powerful influence on fellow artists and architects. In artworks that combined minimalist, conceptual, and performative practices, Matta-Clark gave primary importance to the individual and considerations of everyday life. This comprehensive book incorporates important new information from the Matta-Clark archive, presenting a compelling reappraisal of the unique beauty and radical nature of Matta-Clark’s punnings, plans, performances, and interventions evident in the many media in which he worked: sculptural objects (most notably from building cuts), drawings, films, photographs, and documentary material


Edited by Elisabeth Elisabeth “Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are The Measure” (Whitney Museum Of American Art).
Los Angeles: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2007. Large very heavy 4to (29 cm) in stiff publisher’s wraps as issued. 238 pages, richly illustrated. Text in English. Fine clean and sharp copy with only most minimal edgewear

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Gordon Matta-Clark — You Are The Measure