Earthworks and Beyond: Contemporary Art in the Landscape
This invaluable volume now includes the most recent efforts by artistsG현often in collaboration with architects and city plannersG현to transform ravaged landscapes and desolate cityscapes into pleasure-giving parks and artworks. The book begins with an enlightening introduction tracing the historical roots of art in the landscape: Stonehenge, Indian mounds, cliff dwellings, park design from 18th-century England to modern-day golf courses. The opening chapter deals with such innovative artists as Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, Walter De Maria, and Christo, who in the 1960s began to free their art from the confines of tradition by constructing monumental sculptures in the environment. The following chapters discuss their predecessors, peers, and successors, including Constantin Brancusi, Herbert Bayer, Richard Long, James Turrell, and many others. The final four chapters (chapter 7 is entirely new) explore at length the increasing involvement of artists in land reclamation and urban design, featuring projects by Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt, Mel Chin, Maya Lin, and many others.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
TRADITION AND ANTECEDENT
3 other sections not shown
acres architecture Armajani artists Battery Park City boulders Brancusi building Center Charles Simonds Christo and Jeanne-Claude Cincinnati circle commissioned completed concrete contemporary County courtesy created culture diameter earth earthworks environment environmental art feet Finlay's Fleischner fountain garden Grand Rapids granite Hargreaves height Ian Hamilton Finlay Irwin Isamu Noguchi Island lake land art landfill landscape architects light Lightning Field Martin Puryear memorial ment Michael Heizer miles monuments mound Museum Nancy Holt nature North Cove photographs picturesque piece Pierce plans plants plaza pond Pratt Farm public art public space quarry recent reclamation Richard Fleischner Richard Serra River Robert Morris Robert Smithson rock Roden Crater scape sculp Seattle shape Siah Armajani sited sculpture slope social Spiral Jetty steel stone Stonypath Street suggests Sun Tunnels surrounding Temporary installation Tilted Arc tion trees ture Turrell urban visual wall Walter De Maria Washington wood York