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Robert Smithson

"This fully illustrated 280-page book accompanies the first comprehensive American retrospective of Robert Smithson's (1938-1973) complex and highly influential body of work. Perhaps best known as the creator of Spiral Jetty, a fifteen-hundred-foot rock coil dramatically situated in Utah's Great Salt Lake, Smithson also broke new ground with his films, photographs, writings, drawings, sculptures, and collages. His oeuvre defied convention, utilizing nontraditional art materials such as mirrors, maps, concrete, earth, and asphalt - in addition to language, as both a written and visual medium. Smithson's revolutionary ideas moved art beyond the walls of the museum into the landscape itself."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2004
University of California Press, Berkeley, ©2004
Exhibition catalogues
280 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
9780520244085, 9780520244092, 0520244087, 0520244095
Robert Smithson: plotting a line from Passaic, New Jersey, to Amarillo, Texas / Eugenie Tsai
Cosmic exile: prophetic turns in the life and art of Robert Smithson / Thomas Crow
An interview with Robert Smithson (1973) / Moira Roth ; edited by Naomi Sawelson-Gorse
The taste of time: salt and the Spiral Jetty / Jennifer L. Roberts
Enantiomorphic models / Ann Reynolds
Robert Smithson's proposal for a monument at Antarctica / Robert A. Sobieszek
Towards "a new type of building": Robert Smithson's architectural criticism / Mark Linder
In the Yucatán: mirroring presence and absence / Suzaan Boettger
"A heap of language": Robert Smithson and American hieroglyphics / Richard Sieburth
A lurid presence: Smithson's legacy and post-studio art / Cornelia Butler
The Catalogue of Robert Smithson's library / Alexander Alberro
Catalogue of Robert Smithson's library: books, magazines, and records
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Sept. 12-Dec. 13, 2004, the Dallas Museum of Art, Jan. 14-Apr. 3, 2005, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, June 23-Oct. 16, 2005