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- an introductory essay charting the genealogy of the theme or movement<BR>- c.250 plates presenting the most significant works of art<BR>- an anthology of documents including artists' statements, interviews, manifestos, project notes; reviews and articles by key critics; parallel texts from other cultural, philosophical and literary sources<BR>- biographies of all artists and authors<BR>- comprehensive bibliography<BR>- index

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This work documents the 1960s Land Art movement as well as surveying later examples of environmental art to the present day. Earthworks, environments, performances and actions are all illustrated and accompanied by documents which chart the ideas, their critical reception and cultural context.

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The traditional landscape genre was radically transformed in the 1960s when many artists stopped merely representing the land and made their mark directly in the environment. Drawn by the vast, uncultivated spaces of the desert and mountain as well as by post-industrial wastelands, artists such as Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson moved the earth to create colossal primal symbols. Others punctuated the horizon with man-made signposts, such as Christo's Running Fence and Walter De Maria's The Lightning Field. Journeys became works of art for Richard Long whilst Dennis Oppenheim immersed his entire body in the contours of the land.

This book fully documents the 1960s Land art movement and surveys examples of Environmental art to the present day. Earthworks, environments, performances and actions by artists ranging from Ana Mendieta in the 1970s — 80s to Peter Fend in the 1990s are illustrated with breathtaking photographs, sketches and project notes.

An introductory essay by critic Brian Wallis discusses the key artists, works and issues that define Land art historically, as well as its later ramifications. The editor, critic Jeffrey Kastner, has written extensively on postwar art. He has compiled an invaluable archive of statements by all the featured artists alongside related texts by art historians, critics, philosophers and cultural theorists including Jean Baudrillard, Edmund Burke, Guy Debord, Michael Fried, Dave Hickey, Rosalind Krauss, Lucy R Lippard, Thomas McEvilley and Simon Schama.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-300) and index.

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ISBN:
9780714835143
Editor:
Kastner, Jeffrey
Other:
Wallis, Brian
Editor:
Kastner, Jeffrey
Author:
Kastner, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Location:
London :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Environment (Art)
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Environment.
Subject:
Earthworks.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Themes & Movements
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11.76x10.27x1.50 in. 4.24 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This work documents the 1960s Land Art movement as well as surveying later examples of environmental art to the present day. Earthworks, environments, performances and actions are all illustrated and accompanied by documents which chart the ideas, their critical reception and cultural context.
"Synopsis" by , The traditional landscape genre was radically transformed in the 1960s when many artists stopped merely representing the land and made their mark directly in the environment. Drawn by the vast, uncultivated spaces of the desert and mountain as well as by post-industrial wastelands, artists such as Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson moved the earth to create colossal primal symbols. Others punctuated the horizon with man-made signposts, such as Christo's Running Fence and Walter De Maria's The Lightning Field. Journeys became works of art for Richard Long whilst Dennis Oppenheim immersed his entire body in the contours of the land.

This book fully documents the 1960s Land art movement and surveys examples of Environmental art to the present day. Earthworks, environments, performances and actions by artists ranging from Ana Mendieta in the 1970s — 80s to Peter Fend in the 1990s are illustrated with breathtaking photographs, sketches and project notes.

An introductory essay by critic Brian Wallis discusses the key artists, works and issues that define Land art historically, as well as its later ramifications. The editor, critic Jeffrey Kastner, has written extensively on postwar art. He has compiled an invaluable archive of statements by all the featured artists alongside related texts by art historians, critics, philosophers and cultural theorists including Jean Baudrillard, Edmund Burke, Guy Debord, Michael Fried, Dave Hickey, Rosalind Krauss, Lucy R Lippard, Thomas McEvilley and Simon Schama.

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