Objetos de hormigón. La influencia wrightiana en la obra de Donald Judd

  1. Llamazares Blanco, Pablo
  2. Zaparaín Hernández, Fernando
  3. Ramos Jular, Jorge
En blanco: revista de arquitectura

ISSN: 1888-5616

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 10

Issue: 25

Pages: 127-138

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4995/EB.2018.10507 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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The sculptural concrete creations made by Donald Judd from the early seventies until his death in 1994, represent an intense encounter between matter and space, which synthesises the values of the place in which they are integrated and the deep roots of the American culture. Thus, this article analyses, not only the overview of those specific objects, but also the origin and implications of some of his concrete proposals. This analysis is carried out through the study of the original approach of the artist himself and the graphic documentation that enables its interpretation. Hence, the reflection is approached from a perspective which combines art and architecture simultaneously, and that leads to the discovery of the mechanisms with which Judd became famous in the territory. Mechanisms that result from the discovery of a new spatiality, previously developed by Frank Lloyd Wright with his residential projects that started in the thirties. Therefore, it can be seen how the analysed objects of Donald Judd reproduce the geometries and the alternative layouts that Wright used in his houses. They both expressed the same American identity, which, in Judd's case, he materialises it with the use of concrete.

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