PRINT Summer 1967

Art and Objecthood

Edwards’ journals frequently explored

and tested a meditation he seldom

allowed to reach print; if all the world

were annihilated, he wrote . . . and

a new world were freshly created,

though it were to exist in every particular

in the same manner as this world, it

would not be the same. Therefore,

because there is continuity, which is

time, “it is certain with me that the

world exists anew every moment; that

the existence of things every moment

ceases and is every moment renewed.”

The abiding assurance is that “we

every moment see the same proof of

a God as we should have seen if we

had seen Him create the world at first.”

Perry Miller, Jonathan Edwards


THE ENTERPRISE KNOWN VARIOUSLY as Minimal Art, ABC Art, Primary Structures and Specific Objects is largely ideological. It seeks to declare and occupy a position—one which can be formulated in words, and in fact has been formulated by some

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