Ten Concrete Buildings: Donald Judd’s Incomplete Integrations of Art & Engineering

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2015-01-01
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Whitehead, Rob
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This paper will examine the relationship between artistic intentions and structural constraints of materiality and form related to the work of Donald Judd’s ten concrete buildings at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Although the project was designed to be an ambitious structural thin shell concrete buildings, only minimal documentation of the project was produced, and only portions of the buildings were eventually completed. The paper will discuss the buildings in relation to Judd’s other work, including his large-scale sculptures and other architectural designs.

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This proceeding is from International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), Symposium 2015, Future Visions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 17-20, 2015. (Digital Proceedings, IASS-STLE 2015). Posted with permissi

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Donald Judd, Barrel Vault, Art & Engineering, Concrete Buildings, Chinati Foundation
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