This landmark anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the conceptual art movement. Compared to other avant-garde movements that emerged in the 1960s, conceptual art has received relatively little serious attention by art historiansand critics of the past twenty-five years--in part because of the difficult, intellectual nature of the art. This lack of attention is particularly strikinggiven the tremendous influence of conceptual art on the art of the last fifteenyears, on critical discussion surrounding postmodernism, and on the use of theory byartists, curators, critics, and historians.This landmark anthology collects for thefirst time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose tothe movement. It also contains more recent memoirs by participants, as well ascritical histories of the period by some of today's leading artists and arthistorians. Many of the essays and artists' statements have been translated intoEnglish specifically for this volume. A good portion of the exchange betweenartists, critics, and theorists took place in difficult-to-find limited-editioncatalogs, small journals, and private correspondence. These influential documentsare gathered here for the first time, along with a number of previously unpublishedessays and interviews.Contributors: Alexander Alberro, Art & Language, TerryAtkinson, Michael Baldwin, Robert Barry, Gregory Battcock, Mel Bochner, SigmundBode, Georges Boudaille, Marcel Broodthaers, Benjamin Buchloh, Daniel Buren, VictorBurgin, Ian Burn, Jack Burnham, Luis Camnitzer, John Chandler, Sarah Charlesworth, Michel Claura, Jean Clay, Michael Corris, Eduardo Costa, Thomas Crow, HanneDarboven, RaAl Escari, Piero Gilardi, Dan Graham, Maria Teresa Gramuglio, Hans Haacke, Charles Harrison, Roberto Jacoby, Mary Kelly, Joseph Kosuth, MaxKozloff, Christine Kozlov, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Lee Lozano, Kynaston McShine, Cildo Meireles, Catherine Millet, Olivier Mosset, John Murphy, HA(c)lioOiticica, Michel Parmentier, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Nicolas Rosa, Harold Rosenberg, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Jeanne Siegel, SethSiegelaub, Terry Smith, Robert Smithson, Athena Tacha Spear, Blake Stimson, NieleToroni, Mierle Ukeles, Jeff Wall, Rolf Wedewer, Ian Wilson.