Land & Environmental Artby Jeffrey Kastner
The traditional landscape genre was radically transformed in the 1960s when many artists stopped merely representing the land and made their mark directly in the environment. Drawn by the vast, uncultivated spaces of the desert and mountain as well as by post-industrial wastelands, artists such as Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson moved the earth to create colossal primal symbols. Others punctuated the horizon with man-made signposts, such as Christo's Running Fence and Walter De Maria's The Lightning Field. Journeys became works of art for Richard Long whilst Dennis Oppenheim immersed his entire body in the contours of the land.
This book fully documents the 1960s Land Art movement as well as surveying later examples of Environmental Art to the present day. Earthworks, environments, performances and actions by artists ranging from Ana Mendieta in the 1970s-80s to Peter Fend in the 1990s are all illustrated with breathtaking photographs alongside sketches and project notes.
- Phaidon Press
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- Edition description:
- Spanish-language Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 10.25(w) x 11.75(h) x 1.12(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 - 18 Years
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