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Marfa Modern

Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert

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Marfa Modern by Helen Thompson
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When Donald Judd began his Marfa project in 1986, it was regarded as an idiosyncratic quest of an artist known for his antisocial tendencies. Today, 21 years after his death at the age of 65, Judd and the precisely minimal art for which he crusaded have never been more fashionable. Judd is revered as the patron saint of minimalist art, but also as the muse of minimalist interiors, architecture, furniture, and even retail design. And Marfa has become a mecca for a torrent of art pilgrims, design aficionados, and international hipsters who find the allure irresistible. Because so much of Judd's intention was site-specific, he took advantage not only of the grandly austere landscape around Marfa, he also acquired a lot of inexpensive buildings-storefronts, three ranches, and a fort. His single-handed real estate revival spawned an interest among fans and other seekers to live in the untamed, open setting in the way Judd did. The result has been that this former waterstop is now a major tourist destination as well as a cultural center. In recent years, a new wave of artists has moved to Marfa to live and work, and art lovers and collectors have followed, turning it into a booming high-design vacation and second-home destination. This volume features 24 high-design homes that fully embrace both the unique sense of place and the offerings of its vibrant artistic community. Here former gas stations are converted into colorful loftlike residences, industrial warehouses are redesigned after the area's white-cube galleries to create ample wall space for private art collections, and contemporary architecture embraces the high desert sky and sun.

Author Biography

? Helen Thompson is a nationally known writer whose areas of specialty are interior design, architecture, kitchen design, and food. Helen was formerly a food writer and editor for Texas Monthly magazine, where she worked for 17 years. She was also the Texas city editor for Metropolitan Home magazine for 14 years. While at Metropolitan Home, Helen wrote about houses, restaurants, and gardens and produced many of the features shot in Texas during those years. She has also written and produced articles for Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, Western Interiors, Traditional Home, Veranda, Country Home, and many other magazines. She is also the author of The Big Texas Steakhouse Cookbook and The Mansion on Turtle Creek Cookbook.
Release date NZ
November 3rd, 2016
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Monacelli Press
Pages
240
Dimensions
212x261x26
ISBN-13
9781580934732
Product ID
24721191

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