Candida Höfer


By Donald Judd, Münster: Westfälischer Kunstverein, 1989, 213 pp., ca. 100 color and black and white illustrations, DM30.

Donald Judd’s Architektur, published by the Westfälischer Kunstverein on the occasion of an exhibition of his work at the museum this summer, is a book in the archetypal sense, for it contains everything you’d like a book to contain: well-printed photographs, drawings, text, each carefully balanced with the other and with the format of the pages, the pages feeling good to the touch, and together giving the book the right weight, and the book having the right size, though the cover is a little too careful in its gray linen, where gray card would have been closer to the Spartan contents.

In the texts, Judd writes about spaces, places, buildings, rooms, and things he has re-formed, or hack-formed, or out-formed, or left alone. In each of the texts—which are in

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