Donald Judd Writings

Donald Judd Writings presents a new collection of Judd’s writings spanning from 1958 to 1993. This publication includes Judd’s most well-known essays, such as “Specific Objects” and “Complaints I and II,” as well as little-known essays previously published in limited editions. Moreover, to provide readers with the context and breadth of his life’s work and thinking, this new collection includes three unpublished college essays and hundreds of never-before-seen notes, an important and unknown part of Judd’s writing practice.

Judd’s earliest published writing defined the terms of art criticism in the 1960s and continues to serve as a primary source of his early thinking. Judd’s subsequent writings are no less significant, though they appeared in very small editions and are almost entirely unavailable at present.

Donald Judd Writings features individual evaluations of many predecessors and peers, essays on his home and studio at 101 Spring Street in New York, and his decision to establish his two foundations. The path-breaking essay, “Some Aspects of Color and Red and Black in Particular,” and the polemical essay, “Una Stanza Per Panza,” is joined with hundreds of selections from Judd’s handwritten notes and manuscripts from Judd Foundation Archives, encompassing art, architecture, design, and activism. This publication is the first in a series which will provide a comprehensive look at Judd’s influential work in the fields of art, architecture, design, and writing.

Published by Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
ISBN 9781941701355