Tom Marioni: Writings on Conceptual ArtWritten by Tom Marioni. 84 pages, no illustrations. Published by Crown Point Press, 2000.
Conceptual art, Tom Marioni writes, is "idea oriented situations not directed at the production of static objects." This little book of Marioni's writings collected over thirty years will catch you up on some of the philosophy behind the defining art of our time. Marioni writes with humor and clarity. He is a pioneer conceptual artist whose work was included in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art's recent survey: "Out of Actions, between performance and the object 1949-1979."