Earth-Mapping: Artists Reshaping Landscape

Earth-Mapping: Artists Reshaping Landscape

by Edward S. Casey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816643326

ISBN-13: 9780816643325

Pub. Date: 03/03/2005

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Philosopher Casey (State U. of New York, Stony Brook) describes the way artists of the past half-century have incorporated ingenious mapping techniques into their work, showing how earth art and painting reshape the landscape and our view of it. Beginning with a reassessment of the pioneering earth art of Robert Smithson in the 1960s and 1970s, he seeks out Smithson's…  See more details below

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Philosopher Casey (State U. of New York, Stony Brook) describes the way artists of the past half-century have incorporated ingenious mapping techniques into their work, showing how earth art and painting reshape the landscape and our view of it. Beginning with a reassessment of the pioneering earth art of Robert Smithson in the 1960s and 1970s, he seeks out Smithson's legacy in the work of Sandy Gellis, Margot McLean, and Michelle Stuart. The study also explores visions of the earth found in abstract paintings by Richard Diebenkorn, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Eve Ingalls, and Dan Rice. The volume contains many b&w illustrations and 32 color plates. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816643325
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
03/03/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : mapping it out with/in the earth
1Mapping with Earth Works : Robert Smithson on the site3
2Memorial mapping of the land : materiality in the work of Margot McLean27
3Mapping down in space and time : Sandy Gellis collecting traces41
4Plotting and charting the path : voyaging to the ends of the earth with Michelle Stuart57
5Getting oriented to the earth : Eve Ingalls bringing line and paint to bear107
6Maps and fields : Jasper Johns and Richard Diebenkorn on icons and the land123
7Absorptive versus cartographic mapping : Willem de Kooning on bodies moving in the landscape139
8Locating the general in the earth itself : Dan Rice on biding time in place153
Epilogue : wherefore earth-mapping?175

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