In Six Years Lucy R. Lippard documents the chaotic network of ideas that has been labeled conceptual art. The book is arranged as an annotated chronology into which is woven a rich collection of original documents—including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved and by Lippard, who has also provided a new preface for this edition. The result is a book with the character of a lively contemporary forum that offers an invaluable record of the thinking of the artists—a historical survey and essential reference book for the period.
Lucy R. Lippard is a writer, activist, and curator, and the author of 17 books including Eva Hesse, Overlay: Contemporary Art & the Art of Prehistory, Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America, The Pink Glass Swan, and The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society.
"Many artists, curators, and cultural critics will be interested in the republication of this anthology since the movement it gives contour to has had a tremendous influence on the contemporary art of the last 25 years, and on the critical discussion surrounding the concept of postmodernism."—Alexander Alberro, coauthor of Tracing Cultures