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Primary Structures

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Third edition

Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191792229

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Name given to a type of sculpture that came to prominence in the mid-1960s, characterized by a preference for extremely simple geometrical shapes and frequently a use of industrially fabricated elements. The term was popularized by an exhibition entitled ‘Primary Structures’ at the Jewish Museum, New York, in ...

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Subjects: History of Art

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