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In the introduction, the volume editor Robert Bailey discusses the five essays collected in the book and locates them within the history of writing about Conceptual Art and conceptualism. A case is made that Smith’s writings develop themes present in the very art they interpret, particularly by making Conceptual Art’s interest in concepts and reconceptualization into art-critical and art-historical concerns. The introduction shows that Smith’s changing approach to Conceptual Art and conceptualism resembles the art’s own effort to reconceive art and tracks how writing about Conceptual Art brought Smith from his early writings as a critic of modernist art in Australia and the United States to his later work as a historian of the world’s contemporary art by way of his registering the geopolitical stakes of the Conceptual Art movement as his writings accumulated over time.

REFERENCES

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,
Ian
,
Ramsden
Mel
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Smith
Terry
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Draft for an Anti- Textbook
.”
Art-Language
3
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(
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1974
).
Coward
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Rosalind
, and
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.
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London
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Harrison
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.
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.
Kelly
,
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.
Footnotes and Bibliography, Post-Partum Document
.
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.
Kelly
,
Mary
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Notes on Reading the Post-Partum Document
.”
Control Magazine
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.
London
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Routledge and Kegan Paul
,
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.
Kosuth
,
Joseph
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Introductory Note by the American Editor
.”
Art-Language
1
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2
(
February
1970
).
Mitchell
,
Juliet
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New York
:
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,
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.”
Artforum
(
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1974
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49
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.

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References

REFERENCES

REFERENCES
Burn
,
Ian
,
Ramsden
Mel
, and
Smith
Terry
. “
Draft for an Anti- Textbook
.”
Art-Language
3
, no.
1
(
September
1974
).
Coward
,
Rosalind
, and
Ellis
John
.
Language and Materialism: Developments in Semiology and the Theory of the Subject
.
London
:
Routledge and Kegan Paul
,
1977
.
Harrison
,
Charles
.
Essays on Art & Language
.
Oxford
:
Blackwell
,
1991
.
Kelly
,
Mary
.
Footnotes and Bibliography, Post-Partum Document
.
London
:
Institute of Contemporary Art
,
1976
.
Kelly
,
Mary
. “
Notes on Reading the Post-Partum Document
.”
Control Magazine
10
(
1977
).
Kelly
,
Mary
.
Post-Partum Document
.
London
:
Routledge and Kegan Paul
,
1983
.
Kosuth
,
Joseph
. “
Introductory Note by the American Editor
.”
Art-Language
1
, no.
2
(
February
1970
).
Mitchell
,
Juliet
.
Psychoanalysis and Feminism
.
New York
:
Pantheon
,
1974
.
Smith
,
Terry
. “
Art and Art and Language
.”
Artforum
(
February
1974
):
49
52
.
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