"Studio and Cube is author Brian O'Doherty's long-awaited follow-up to his seminal 1976 essays for Artforum, republished in 1999 as "Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space." That critically acclaimed volume dissected the abstract, white space of the modern art gallery, calling it "the archetypal image of twentieth-century art." In Studio and Cube O'Doherty turns his attention to the moment of art's creation, exploring the mystique of the artist's studio as the fecund space where inspiration occurs and the artwork is born." "Tracking the relationship between artist and artwork from Vermeer through late modernism, the author considers the differing work spaces of Courbet, Matisse, Rothko, Bacon, Warhol, and many others. He speculates on the implications of the work's transfer from the more anarchic and personal environment of the studio to the art gallery, concluding with a reflection on the way the "unruly energies" of the new media have transformed the classical white-cube gallery today. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and issues of contemporary art and the environments in which it is produced. Studio and Cube is the first in the series of FORuM Project Publications produced by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University."--BOOK JACKET.O'Doherty, Brian is the author of 'Studio and Cube', published 2008 under ISBN 9781883584443 and ISBN 1883584442.