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Alan Sonfist: Nature-The End of Art: Environmental Landscapes
     

Alan Sonfist: Nature-The End of Art: Environmental Landscapes

by Alan Sonfist (Artist)
 
Long considered a pioneer creator of ecological artworks for urban environments, Alan Sonfist has been fusing human history and the natural environment since the mid-1960s. Few artists have had such an unswerving, or generative, interest in the landscape--be it physical, social, or historical--that surrounds us. Alan Sonfist is that rare species of artist--not just a

Overview

Long considered a pioneer creator of ecological artworks for urban environments, Alan Sonfist has been fusing human history and the natural environment since the mid-1960s. Few artists have had such an unswerving, or generative, interest in the landscape--be it physical, social, or historical--that surrounds us. Alan Sonfist is that rare species of artist--not just a pioneer in a particular form or approach but a real trailblazer whose ideas have remained consistently interesting over the course of an entire career. No history of post-war art would be complete without an acknowledgement of his achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615125336
Publisher:
Gli Ori Publishers
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Long considered a pioneer creator of ecological artworks for urban environments, Alan Sonfist has been mixing human history and the natural environment since the mid-1960s. Incorporating concepts of an area's natural and cultural histories, Sonfist has developed landscape sculptures in such diverse areas as Tuscany, Italy; Duisberg, Germany; Pori, Finland; and Tampa, Florida. His work has ranged from inventing an interior landscape about the history of a museum building in Washington, D.C., to a seven-mile-long nature and sculpture trail in Palm Springs, California. Sonfist creates many of his projects through Natural/Cultural Landscapes, a corporation he established in 1998 for the purpose of creating environmental landscapes throughout the world.

Robert Rosenblum is a curator at the Guggenheim Museum and a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He is the author of multiple volumes on modern and contemporary art, including The Paintings of August Strindberg and Paintings in the Musee d'Orsay. Rosenblum is the recipient of a Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism.

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