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Hardcover Used-Like New This fully illustrated 248-page book accompanies the first comprehensive American retrospective of Robert Smithson's (1938-1973) complex and highly ... influential career. Straddling the movements of minimalism and land art, Smithson, who died in a plane crash at the age of 35, had a profound impact on the cultural landscape that resonates to this day. Robert Smithson presents essays by top Smithson scholars alongside both archival imagery and specially commissioned photography of the artist's works; it considers the interrelationship of Smithson's complete artistic output, from the earliest figurative work up to his famed earthworks. Smithson's revolutionary ideas positioned art as existing beyond the walls of the museum in media such as writing and film, and even in the landscape itself. This volume and the exhibition it accompanies explore Smithson's work within the context of the artistic climate of the late 1960s as well as ensuing decades. Perhaps most renowned as the creator o Read more Show Less

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2004 1st Edition 2. pp. 280. Description: 280 p. : ill. (some col. ); 29 cm. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Sept. 12-Dec. 13, ... 2004, the Dallas Museum of Art, Jan. 14-Apr. 3, 2005, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, June 23-Oct. 16, 2005. Includes bibliographical references (p. 272-276). Subjects: Smithson, Robert--Exhibitions--Criticism and interpretation. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new and still in the publisher's protective shrink-wrap. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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This fully illustrated 280-page book accompanies the first comprehensive American retrospective of Robert Smithson's (1938-1973) complex and highly influential body of work. Perhaps best known as the creator of Spiral Jetty, a fifteen-hundred-foot rock coil dramatically situated in Utah's Great Salt Lake, Smithson also broke new ground with his films, photographs, writings, drawings, sculptures, and collages. His oeuvre defied convention, utilizing nontraditional art materials such as mirrors, maps, concrete, earth, and asphalt - in addition to language, as both a written and visual medium. Smithson's revolutionary ideas moved art beyond the walls of the museum into the landscape itself.
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Editorial Reviews

Christopher Benfey
An autodidact who never went to college, Smithson -- expertly discussed in Robert Smithson -- drew on his prodigious reading, from his pediatrician (the doctor-poet William Carlos Williams) to visionary artists such as William Blake and William Butler Yeats. His early paintings were incendiary celebrations of Dante's inferno and Roman Catholicism. Moving, as Eugenie Tsai, a critic and an editor of this exhibition catalog, says, ''from theology to geology,'' Smithson became a modern-day mound builder in both earthworks and words. Richard Sieburth aptly describes Smithson's handwritten work ''A Heap of Language'' as a ''verbal tumulus'' of synonyms for language, ''built not from the bottom up but from the top down.''
The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520244085
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 9/27/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author


Eugenie Tsai is a critic and independent curator. Formerly Senior Curator and Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, she organized exhibitions and artists' projects for the museum and its branches and oversaw the permanent collection. She is the author of Robert Smithson Unearthed (1991).
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Table of Contents

Robert Smithson : plotting a line from Passaic, New Jersey, to Amarillo, Texas 10
Cosmic exile : prophetic turns in the life and art of Robert Smithson 32
An interview with Robert Smithson (1973) 80
The taste of time : salt and Spiral jetty 96
Enantiomorphic models 136
Robert Smithson's Proposal for a monument at Anartica 142
Towards "a new type of building" : Robert Smithson's architectural criticism 188
In the Yucatan : mirroring presence and absence 200
A heap of language : Robert Smithson and American hieroglyphics 218
A lurid presence : Smithson's legacy and post-studio art 224
The catalogue of Robert Smithson's library 244
Catalogue of Robert Smithson's library : books, magazines, and records 249
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