Donald Judd (June 3, 1928 – February 12, 1994) was an American artist associated with minimalism (a term he nonetheless stridently disavowed). In his work, Judd sought autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it, ultimately achieving a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy. It created an outpouring of seemingly effervescent works that defied the term "minimalism". Nevertheless, he is generally considered the leading international exponent of "minimalism," and its most important theoretician through such seminal writings as "Specific Objects" (1964).
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Donald Chong is a graduate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, currently practicing in Toronto. In 2004, he founded Donald Chong Studio having worked previously in the offices of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, and Hariri Pontarini Architects. He maintains a multidisciplinary approach to his studio, set forth by previous design collaborations including work on Delirious New York with Nigel Smith and Rem Koolhaas, and the development of Maya at Alias/Wavefront. Donald was a visiting architectural professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Frale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, and has also taught at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo and The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Syllabus Program. With Brigitte Shim, he co-edited the book "Site Unseen: Laneway Architecture and Urbanism in Toronto which was the recipient of the City of Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Award of Excellence in 2003.