List of illustrations

  • Entrance to the Ray Gun exhibition at the Judson Gallery
  • Map of the Greenwich Village Section of New York City, detail
  • Washington Square and the Judson Memorial Church
  • The Street, detail
  • The Street, detail
  • The Street, detail
  • The Street, detail
  • Model of the Plan Voisin for Paris
  • Projected Franklin D. Roosevelt Houses (now Village View Houses), bordered by First Avenue, Avenue A, East Second Street, and East Sixth Street
  • Map of the Washington Square area, showing construction projects and the proposed Washington Square roadway
  • Washington Square Village, completed, 1959, from West Fourth Street, looking across undeveloped property of New York University
  • Loeb Student Center, 1960, Judson Memorial Church, and Washington Square Park
  • The House
  • Snapshots from the City
  • Ray Gun money
  • Advertisement for the Ray Gun exhibition
  • The Street, detail
  • The Street, detail
  • The Street, detail
  • Site of the planned extension of Washington Square Village
  • Street Head I ("Big Head"; "Gong")
  • Street Sign II
  • Street Sign III (Profile with Hat)
  • Street Sign III (Profile with Hat)
  • Reuben Gallery, at 61 Fourth Avenue, and adjacent construction sites
  • 70 East Tenth Street
  • Self-Portrait
  • Street Event—Woman Beating Child
  • Lady
  • Jacob Heymann's Meats
  • Aerial view of Washington Square Park area
  • Proposed Monument for the Intersection of Canal Street and Broadway: Block of Concrete Inscribed with the Names of War Heroes
  • The Naked City
  • Shade
  • Coat Hanger
  • Target with Four Faces
  • White Flag
  • White Numbers
  • Flag
  • Light Bulb I
  • Waste Not, Have Not
  • Flashlight I
  • Sketch for flashlight sculptures
  • Three Winchester flashlights
  • Usalite aluminum flashlight
  • Flashlights from Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue
  • Flashlights from Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue
  • Flashlights from Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue
  • Boserman cartoon
  • Flashlight II
  • Flashlight III
  • Patterson Brothers hardware store in its last week of business
  • From "'Downtown': A Last Look Backward
  • From "'Downtown': A Last Look Backward
  • From "'Downtown': A Last Look Backward
  • Painted Bronze (Ale Cans)
  • Cover of reprint of The Waste Makers (New York: Pocket, 1963)
  • Ballantine cans
  • First among 2,000 in Shelf Appeal
  • Billboard for Ballantine Beer
  • Ballantine Draft can
  • Ale Cans
  • Painted Bronze (Savarin)
  • Light Bulb
  • Comparison of automobile advertisements
  • Painted Bronze (Ale Cans), detail
  • Painted Bronze (Ale Cans), detail
  • Painted Bronze (Ale Cans), detail
  • Painted Bronze (Ale Cans), detail
  • Painted Bronze (Ale Cans), detail
  • Untitled
  • Flag
  • Flag
  • Target with Plaster Casts
  • Book
  • The Critic Sees
  • Brillo Boxes
  • Yves Klein relinquishing "A Zone of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility (Zone de sensibilité picturale immatetérielle)
  • Inside-Out
  • Inside-Out, detail
  • Inside-Out, detail
  • Rebus
  • Allegory
  • Crocus
  • First Landing Jump
  • Resurrection of Lazarus
  • Canyon
  • The Rape of Ganymede
  • Co-Existence
  • Allegory of the Art of Painting
  • Aen Floga
  • Interior of Rauschenberg's home at 809 Broadway
  • Lower Manhattan, with marks added by author to indicate locations of Robert Rauschenberg's homes between 1953 and 1962, in chronological order
  • Views from 809 Broadway
  • Views from 809 Broadway
  • 61 Fulton Street
  • Robert Rauschenberg in his home at 61 Fulton Street
  • Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg
  • 278 Pearl Street (with fire escape)
  • Jasper John in his home at 278 Pearl Street
  • Robert Rauschenberg in his home at 278 Pearl Street
  • Area of Rauschenberg's homes
  • Area of Rauschenberg's homes
  • 128 Front Street
  • Jasper Johns in his home at 128 Front Street
  • Interior of Robert Rauschenberg's home at 128 Front Street
  • Wall Street
  • Wall Street, detail
  • National Sugar Building
  • Lever House
  • Seagram Building
  • Lower Manhattan
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Chemical Bank
  • 110 Wall Street
  • Chase Manhattan logo
  • Robert Rauschenberg in a Water Street lot
  • Trophy IV (For John Cage)
  • Announcement for exhibition at the Castelli Gallery
  • Announcement for exhibition at the Dwan Gallery
  • Cartoon
  • N.Y. Bird Calls for Öyvind Fahlström
  • Black Market
  • Black Market, detail
  • Black Market, detail
  • Black Market, detail
  • Black Market, detail
  • Black Market, detail
  • Viewers with Black Market, at Oberlin College
  • Drawings contributed to Black Market
  • Installation of one-way sign on Third Avenue, 17 July 1960
  • Black Market, detail
  • Black Market, detail
  • Installation at Dylaby
  • Barge
  • Estate
  • Installation view, Don Judd
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Sketch, book 1, no. 38
  • Judd's home after 1969, 101 Spring Street
  • Judd's home from 1959 or 1960 to 1969: 53 East Nineteenth Street
  • Judd's studio at 53 East Nineteenth Street
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Illustration from "Designs for New Skyscrapers Show Zoning Impact
  • Photograph from "Mall on Park Ave. South Advances
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Study for a wood sculpture
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Studies for sculptures, sketchbook 4, no 22
  • Sandor Bernstein and exterior of Bernstein Brothers
  • 150 East Eighteenth Street (southwest corner of Third Avenue)
  • 205 Third Avenue (northeast corner of East Eighteenth Street)
  • Donald Judd, right, at Bernstein Brothers, Long Island City
  • From "An Enlightened Look at a Factory
  • From "Plant of 1970 is here in '64
  • From Farnsworth Fowle, "Container Port Marks Fifth Year
  • Judd at 101 Spring Street
  • Donald Judd with Untitled (DSS 119), 1968, at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1970
  • Architectural study: cubic rooms within a large room with skylights
  • Architectural study: skylights above four rooms
  • Untitled
  • Union Carbide Bilding, 270 Park Avenue
  • Untitled
  • Interior, Union Carbide Bilding, 270 Park Avenue
  • IBM System/360, model 85
  • Manufacturers Trust Company
  • Are Years What? (For Marianne Moore)
  • Prospect
  • TV $199
  • 16 Jackies
  • Staples, Stakes, Twine, Turf
  • Inert Gas Series: Helium
Description: The Disappearance Of Objects: New York and the Rise of the Postmodern City
In October 1958, “The Legacy of Jackson Pollock,” which Allan Kaprow had written shortly after Pollock’s fatal crash two years earlier, appeared in Artnews. There, it caught the attention of a legion of New Yorkers interested in the direction of avant-garde art,...

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Description: The Disappearance Of Objects: New York and the Rise of the Postmodern City
Pedestrians walking down Thompson Street off Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park in the winter of 1960 were beckoned, by means of a messily painted sign and mural, into the basement of the Judson Church House (fig. 1.1). The building was the center of the social programs of the progressive Judson Memorial Church, which had presided over the south side of the square for more than a century...

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Description: The Disappearance Of Objects: New York and the Rise of the Postmodern City
In 1959, Jasper Johns bought a cheap, spring-loaded window shade and affixed it to a large canvas. After pulling the paper down and tacking it in place, he painted the whole object—in stony black, gray, and white—with his newfound vocabulary of jagged starbursts, broad horizontals, and...

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Description: The Disappearance Of Objects: New York and the Rise of the Postmodern City
In 1962, the critic Gene R. Swenson was making periodic visits to an old building of industrial lofts at 809 Broadway. He was checking on the progress of a new assemblage of Robert Rauschenberg’s, an untitled work that the artist was tinkering with...

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Description: The Disappearance Of Objects: New York and the Rise of the Postmodern City
The opening of Donald Judd's solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1968 sealed his reputation as a central...

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Description: The Disappearance Of Objects: New York and the Rise of the Postmodern City
Money talks quietly, like me. It’s all zeros. Duels now are fought with zeros. The best tables are bought with zeros. The best seats are bought with zeros. Money whispers. Bills no longer crackle in the hands of a headwaiter or a cop. Power used to be noisy. Not now. Now typewriters are silent. Now carpets are thick. Now...

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