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Nature, the end of art : environmental landscapes

Author: Alan Sonfist; Wolfgang Becker; Robert Rosenblum; et al
Publisher: New York : D.A.P. ; London : Thames & Hudson, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long considered a pioneer creator of ecological artworks for urban environments, Alan Sonfist has been fusing human history and the natural environment since the mid-1960s. Few artists have had such an unswerving, or generative, interest in the landscape--be it physical, social, or historical--that surrounds us. Alan Sonfist is that rare species of artist--not just a pioneer in a particular form or approach but a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interview (Descripteur de forme)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sonfist, Alan.
Nature, the end of art.
New York : D.A.P. ; London : Thames & Hudson, c2004
(OCoLC)607587471
Named Person: Alan Sonfist; Alan Sonfist; Alan Sonfist
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Sonfist; Wolfgang Becker; Robert Rosenblum; et al
ISBN: 0615125336 9780615125336
OCLC Number: 58596206
Notes: Includes artist's chronology.
Description: 279 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Selected critical excerpts --
Childhood --
Ancient tree --
Animal fantasy --
Ghosts --
Nature overcomes machines --
Nature mime --
The elementals --
Seeds of the universe --
Natural/cultural landscapes --
Abridged resume.
Other Titles: Nature
Responsibility: Alan Sonfist ; introductory interview with the artist, Robert Rosenblum ; essays, Wolfgang Becker ... [et al.].

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Long considered a pioneer creator of ecological artworks for urban environments, Alan Sonfist has been fusing human history and the natural environment since the mid-1960s. Few artists have had such an unswerving, or generative, interest in the landscape--be it physical, social, or historical--that surrounds us. Alan Sonfist is that rare species of artist--not just a pioneer in a particular form or approach but a real trailblazer whose ideas have remained consistently interesting over the course of an entire career. No history of post-war art would be complete without an acknowledgement of his achievement.

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