Six Years (Paperback)

The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972

By Lucy R. Lippard

University of California Press, 9780520210134, 296pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 1997

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In Six Years Lucy R. Lippard documents the chaotic network of ideas that has been labeled conceptual art. The book is arranged as an annotated chronology into which is woven a rich collection of original documents—including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved and by Lippard, who has also provided a new preface for this edition. The result is a book with the character of a lively contemporary forum that offers an invaluable record of the thinking of the artists—a historical survey and essential reference book for the period.

About the Author

Lucy Lippard is an American writer, art critic, activist and curator. Lippard was among the first writers to argue for the "dematerialization" at work in conceptual art and was an early champion of feminist art. She is the author of 21 books on contemporary art and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations.

Praise For Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972

"A marvelous book. . . . Nothing short of a reading of the whole can provide even a faint suggestion of its liveliness or the range of ideas it covers."

— Alfred Frankenstein,