Gary Shapiro — EARTHWARDS, Robert Smithson and Art after Babel

300,00 kr.

“Smithson’s pioneering earthworks of the 1960s and 1970s anticipated contemporary concerns with environmentalism and the site-specific character of artistic production. His interrogation of authorship, the linear historiography of high modernism, and the limitations of the museum prefigures key themes in postmodern criticism while underscoring the uniqueness of Smithson’s own work as an artist, filmmaker, and writer. Gary Shapiro’s elegant and incisive study of Smithson’s career is the first book to address the full range of the artist’s dazzling virtuosity. Ranging from Smithson’s best known works such as “Spiral Jetty” and “Partially Buried Woodshed” to his photographs, films, and theoretical readings and writings, Shapiro’s masterful book analyzes Smithson’s art in relation to the legacy of American art of the 1960s and central philosophical themes in its contemporary reception”

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University of California Press, 1995. Small hardcover, with dustjacket (now protected in acidfree mylar and thus creating the mysterious reflections in the photo here). XIV, 271 pp. Illustrated b/w. Excellent copy

 

Gary Shapiro — EARTHWARDS, Robert Smithson and Art after Babel

300,00 kr.

In stock