Architectureale and Objecthood:x Donald Judd’s Renaissance Imaginary Alexander R. Bigman man Architecture and Objecthood: Donald Judd’s Renaissance Imaginary Alexander R. Bigman Donald Judd renounced the legacy of Renaissance art in no uncertain terms: 1. Donald Judd, interview by Barbara Rose and Frank Stella, 1967, transcript, p. 27, Archives of ‘I hate humanism’, he once declared. As for the ‘European tradition’, the American Art. artist assured one interlocutor in 1964, ‘it suits me fine if that’s all down the 2. Bruce Glaser, ‘Questions to Stella and Judd’ in drain’. His rectilinear constructions of the mid-1960s, typically composed of Gregory Battcock (ed.), Minimal Art: A Critical industrially produced materials such as stainless steel and Plexiglas and built by Anthology (Berkeley: University of California hired fabricators, may seem to bear out his commitment to an art disconnected Press, 1995), p. 150. from the image of man or an anthropocentric universe. However, this is not to 3. Judd arrived at his proscription of allusion say that they appeared entirely alien to New York viewers at the time. through his art criticism of the early 1960s. See, Notwithstanding Judd’s avowed pursuit of a literal art, free of allusion to for example, Donald Judd, ‘Lee
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