Often, the history and scope of a discrete collection is as important as the individual objects that form it. Contemporary Collecting, a new book from Yale University Press, chronicles the 30-year voyage Donna and Howard Stone have followed through the building of their distinguished collection of contemporary art. Their passion mixes media and styles, bringing together fine examples of conceptualism, minimalism, and more.

Essays by Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago James Rondeau and Judith Russi Kirshner, Professor of Art History at University of Illinois-Chicago, introduce the collection and highlight key works. Over all, the publication celebrates the Stone’s and complements an exhibition of their collection on view through September 19, 2010, at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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