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Land Art in Close-up

Land Art in Close-up

Author: William Malpas
Series: Sculptors
$59.95(AUD)  inc GST

LAND ART A fully illustrated survey of land and environmental art. For the land artist, the whole planet is an artist's studio. The land artist ranges over the whole globe. A desert, a beach, a field, a forest becomes a studio, a place of creative activity. This means the very texture and colour and shape and dampness and springiness and strength and size of moss, for instance. Or a stone. Or a crevice in a rock formation. The way the light falls on a patch of grass, the little bits of dead, yellowish grass on top of the newer, green grass. Pine cones, closed-up. Flowers turning sunward in the late afternoon. These are the things land artists deal with in making art. These are the actualities that artists employ when they create artworks. ? This new book explores all of the major land, environmental and earthwork artists of the past 40 years, including James Turrell and his vast volcano site * Hans Haacke's Conceptual art * Michael Heizer's Mid-West earthworks * Robert Smithson and his giant spiral, entropic earthworks * Christo's wrapped buildings and islands, * Robert Morris's environments * Walter de Maria's Romantic Lightning Field * David Nash's stoves, stones, trees and North Wales environments * Hamish Fulton's walks and words * Dennis Oppenheim's concentric snow circles * Richard Long and his art of walking * Andy Goldsworthy's natural, spontaneous, eco-friendly sculptures * Alice Aycock's mysterious underground mazes * Mary Miss's sunken pools and pavilions * Wolfgang Laib's delicate, luminous pollen spreads * Nancy Holt and her observation sculptures * and the enigmatic floor sculptures of Carl Andre. Here are towers, stars, stones, pools, tunnels, pipes,maps, chasms, ladders, mounds, scars, mirrors, cones, furrows, mazes, circles, hills and gardens. ?

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General Fields

  • : 9781861712363
  • : Crescent Moon Publishing
  • : Crescent Moon Publishing
  • : 280mm X 210mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Malpas
  • : Paperback
  • : 284
  • : 161 black & white illustrations