What happens when you not only observe one of the most famous artists of our time, but do so in the company of one of the best art historians, as well? You get an unusual publication, the reading of which opens the eyes in the truest sense of the phrase. In this book the American art historian Richard Shiff¬ówith his gaze schooled in phenomenology and his sense of detail¬ójoins readers for a look at the exceptional art of Donald Judd. These essays open up a multi-layered, sumptuous panorama of the American artist¬ís oeuvre. Without drawing attention to themselves, the essays completely aid in the perception of Judd¬ís art. Shiff¬ís rich framework allows it to shine brightly in constantly new, yet unique ways.