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One of the most important sculptors of this century, Richard Serra has been a spokesman on the nature and status of art in our day. Best known for site-specific works in steel, Serra has much to say about the relation of sculpture to place, whether urban, natural, or architectural, and about the nature of art itself, whether political, decorative, or personal. In interviews with writers including Douglas and Davis Sylvester, he discusses specific installations and offers insights into his approach to the problem ...

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Overview

One of the most important sculptors of this century, Richard Serra has been a spokesman on the nature and status of art in our day. Best known for site-specific works in steel, Serra has much to say about the relation of sculpture to place, whether urban, natural, or architectural, and about the nature of art itself, whether political, decorative, or personal. In interviews with writers including Douglas and Davis Sylvester, he discusses specific installations and offers insights into his approach to the problem each presents. Interviews by Peter Eisenman and Alan Colquhoun elicit Serra's thoughts on the relation of architecture to contemporary sculpture, a primary component in his own work. From essays like "Extended Notes from Sight Point Road" to Serra's extended commentary on the Tilted Arc fiasco, the pieces in this volume comprise a document of one artist's engagement with the practical, philosophical, and political problems of art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226748801
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 1,451,105
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1 Verb list, 1967-68 3
2 Play it Again, Sam 7
3 Shift 11
4 Document: Spin Out '72-'73: Interview 15
5 Prisoner's Dilemma: Interview 19
6 Interview 27
7 Sight Point '71-'75/Delineator '74-'76: Interview 35
8 Interview 45
9 About Drawing: An Interview 51
10 The Films of Richard Serra: An Interview 61
11 Rigging 97
12 An Opinionated Museum Goer: Interview 103
13 Interview 111
14 St. John's Rotary Arc 119
15 Richard Serra's Urban Sculpture: Interview 125
16 Interview 141
17 Interview 157
18 Extended Notes from Sight Point Road 141
19 Answers to Zone Questionnaire 175
20 Notes on Drawing 177
21 Weight 183
22 Interview 187
23 Tilted Arc Destroyed 193
24 Art and Censorship 215
25 Lehmbruck Award Speech 225
26 A Conversation with Richard Serra and Alan Colquhoun: Interview 229
27 Interview 247
28 Interview 253
29 Interview 263
30 Interview 271
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