Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface

Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface

Hardcover(First Edition)

$44.95

Overview

During the 1960s and 1970s, a loosely affiliated group of Los Angeles artists—including Larry Bell, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Doug Wheeler—more intrigued by questions of perception than by the crafting of discrete objects, embraced light as their primary medium. Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or playing with light through the use of reflective, translucent, or transparent materials, each of these artists created situations capable of stimulating heightened sensory awareness in the receptive viewer. Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, companion book to the exhibition of the same name, explores and documents the unique traits of the phenomenologically engaged work produced in Southern California during those decades and traces its ongoing influence on current generations of international artists.

Foreword by Hugh M. Davies
Additional contributors: Michael Auping, Stephanie Hanor, Adrian Kohn, Dawna Schuld
Artists: Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Helen Pashgian, James Turrell, De Wain Valentine, Doug Wheeler

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520270602
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/07/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robin Clark is Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.


 

Table of Contents

Foreword
Hugh M. Davies

Acknowledgments
Hugh M. Davies and Robin Clark

Lenders to the Exhibition

Artists in the Exhibition

Phenomenal: An Introduction
Robin Clark

Stealth Architecture:
The Rooms of Light and Space
Michael Auping

Practically Nothing: Light, Space, and
the Pragmatics of Phenomenology
Dawna Schuld

The Material of Immateriality
Stephanie Hanor

Work and Words
Adrian Kohn

Selected Exhibition History

Exhibition Checklist

Selected Bibliography

List of Contributors

Index
MCASD Board of Trustees
MCASD Staff
Image Credits

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Of the many superb books related to 'Pacific Standard Time,' Phenomenal is among the most elegant."—Art
In America

"Beautifully illustrated and impressively researched. . . . Represents an important contribution to the deepening of scholarship on this still poorly understood yet fundamental dimension of postwar Los Angeles art."—Choice

"Impressive. . . . Notable for including many large-scale, immersive works that are rarely shown to the public."—Southern California Quarterly

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