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Irwin, Robert 1928-

Overview
Works: 143 works in 265 publications in 3 languages and 5,062 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Sources  Interviews  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Interviewee, Photographer
Classifications: N6537.I64, 709.2
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Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees : a life of contemporary artist Robert Irwin by Lawrence Weschler( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Irwin : the beauty of questions by Leonard Feinstein( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist Robert Irwin presents his approach to art and its role in the world, and talks about his lifelong process of artistic search and discovery. Shows him at work on some of his installations in various locations
Malerei und Installation bei Robert Irwin : vom Bild-Raum zum Raum-Bild by Vanessa Hirsch( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Irwin : [exhibition] Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, November 8, 1975 to January 4, 1976 by Robert Irwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees : over thirty years of conversations with Robert Irwin by Lawrence Weschler( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees chronicles three decades of extraordinary conversation between Weschler and Light and Space master Irwin, taking us into the heart of what it can mean to be an artist." "The original dialogues extend from the surf and cars of Irwin's L.A. youth through his passion for abstract expressionism, past his decision to abandon studio work altogether, up to and including the 1977 Whitney Museum of American Art retrospective. This lavishly expanded new edition surveys many of Irwin's subsequent site-conditioned projects - in particular the spectacularly realized Central Garden at the Getty Museum (the subject of an epic battle with the site's principal architect, Richard Meier) and the path-breaking design that transformed an abandoned Hudson Valley factory into Dia's stellar new Beacon campus - enhancing what many had already considered the best-ever book on an artist."--Jacket
What is minimalism : the American perspective 1958-1968 by Calif.) Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A documentary ... featuring the exhibit: A minimal future? Art as object, 1958-1968 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles with the participation of Carl Andre, John Chamberlain, Robert Irwin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Ryman, Tony Smith and Frank Stella"--
Robert Irwin by Robert Irwin( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udstillingskatalog over den amerikanske maler og skulptør Robert Irwin, f. 1928
Panza : the Panza collection by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Irwin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes early experiences and influence of Los Angeles abstract expressionist painters. Discusses his work dealing with emphasis on the physicality of art and attempts to break through the frame of a painting. He explains the essence of abstract expressionism as a flattening of values and the elimination of hierarchy
Robert Irwin : double blind by Robert Irwin( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes toward a conditional art by Robert Irwin( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Devoted to the writings of this seminal post-war American artist. Fully half of these writings, which span a period from the mid-1960s through the 1990s, are published here for the very first time"--Jacket
Robert Irwin : primaries and secondaries by Robert Irwin( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Irwin Getty garden by Lawrence Weschler( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Irwin Getty Garden will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary art, gardening, or the unique cultural life of Southern California."--Jacket
Robert Irwin by Robert Irwin( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Irwin : [anläßlich der Ausstellung Robert Irwin im Kölnischer Kunstverein, 10. April - 12. Juni 1994] by Robert Irwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Irwin, James Turrell : Villa Panza by Michael Govan( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of two central figures associated with West Coast contemporary art, Robert Irwin and James Turrell, is the subject of this breathtaking book that explores collaboration, artistic evolution, and themes of light, space, and perception. Robert Irwin and James Turrell, both originally from Los Angeles, are among the most recognized artists to have emerged in the 1960s. Irwin has worked in a variety of media, while Turrell's work is characterized by his engagement with pure light. One of the first champions of Irwin and Turrell's work was Giuseppe Panza, who commissioned installations for his 19th-century mansion in Northern Italy, now an art museum, part of FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano. Those installations are the focus of this book, the first to pair these two important artists. Opening with essays that examine the artists' seminal careers and trace their relationship to Panza, this volume examines both the original 1973 installations in the villa and recent works made specifically for the building's architecture. Irwin's new installation moves from inside to outside through a row of vertical openings and a series of semi-transparent planes, and Turrell's large Ganzfeld immerses viewers in radiant colored light. Through numerous illustrations and informative text, the book shows how both artists have extended and refined their earlier work using the latest technology"--
Transparency, reflection, light, space: four artists by Frederick Stallknecht Wight( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern California minimalism : 1960 to the present : a selling exhibition( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Irwin, Kenneth Price ; [... published for the Los angeles county Museum of Art on the occasion of the exhibition July 7 -September 4, 1966( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being and circumstance : notes toward a conditional art by Robert Irwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Irwin, who is one of the most important artists of this era, was a seminal figure in "Light and Space" art. He began as an Abstract Expressionist painter in the 1950s, and was for some time (but is no longer) an artist who produced no art obejcts. Irwin's philosophical and aesthetic theories are so far-reaching that only now, some twenty years after they were first posited, has the art world begun to recognize that his questions about perception come to bear upon the definition of art itself. In the 1960s, his disc paintings succeeded in "breaking the edge of the canvas," with the resultant effect that the space surrounding the work became equally important. In the 1970s, Irwin created room-environment pieces of a phenomenal or non-object nature across the United States. Comprised solely of light, string, or nylon scrim, these works placed the responsibility upon the viewer in order to bring him to a position where he could "perceive himself perceiving" - "The Mondrian was no longer on the wall - the viewer was in the Mondrian." In the last ten years, Irwin's sculptural aesthetic and his philosophical theories have merged to provide the impetus behind a major body of sculpture created in response to a specific site, situation, or locale. Irwin's importance as an artist lies not only in the beauty and clarity of his precendent-setting work, but in his theoretical contribtion, which provides a framework by which all phenomenal works can be examined. This book, written by the artist, lays out his theoretical position and documents the working processes behind seventeen major sculpture projects created over the past decade. -- from dust jacket
 
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Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees : a life of contemporary artist Robert Irwin
Alternative Names
Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin Amerikaans kunstschilder

Robert Irwin artista

Robert Irwin Artiste

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Languages
English (105)

German (6)

Spanish (5)

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Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees : over thirty years of conversations with Robert IrwinPanza : the Panza collectionNotes toward a conditional artRobert Irwin : primaries and secondariesRobert Irwin Getty gardenSeeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees : over thirty years of conversations with Robert IrwinRobert Irwin : primaries and secondaries