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Richard Serra by Hal Foster

A critical primer on artist Richard Serra's work.

Richard Serra is considered by many to be the most important sculptor of the postwar period. The essays in this volume cover the complete span of Serra's work to date—from his first experiments with materials and processes through his early films and site works to his current series of "torqued ellipses." There is a special emphasis on those moments when Serra extended aesthetic convention and/or challenged political authority, as in the famous struggle with the General Services Administration over the site-specific piece Tilted Arc. October Files October Files is a new series of inexpensive paperback books. Each book will address a body of work by an artist of the postwar period who has altered our understanding of art in significant ways and prompted a critical literature that is sophisticated and sustained. Each book will trace not only the development of an important oeuvre but also the construction of the critical discourse inspired by it. The series editors are Hal Foster, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Annette Michelson, Yve-Alain Bois, and Rosalind Krauss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262561303
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 09/14/2000
Series: October Files , #1
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hal Foster is Townsend Martin '17 Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and the author of Prosthetic Gods (MIT Press) and other books.

Table of Contents

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
Process Sculpture and Film in the Work of Richard Serra
Annette Michelson
The Films of Richard Serra: An Interview
Yve-Alain Bois
A Picturesque Stroll around Clara-Clara
Rosalind Krauss
Richard Serra: Sculpture
Douglas Crimp
Redefining Site Specificity
Hal Foster
The Un/making of Sculpture

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