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Robert Smithson unearthed : drawings, collages, writings

Author: Eugenie Tsai; Robert Smithson; Wallach Art Gallery.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1991.
Series: Columbia studies on art, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Best known for his sculpture and earthworks, Robert Smithson was a revolutionary and influential post-World War II artist. This volume surveys his works on paper from 1957 until his death in 1973,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Robert Smithson; Robert Smithson; Robert Smithson; Robert Smithson; Robert Smithson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenie Tsai; Robert Smithson; Wallach Art Gallery.
ISBN: 0231072589 9780231072588 0231072597 9780231072595
OCLC Number: 23869101
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery.
Description: xvii, 200 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Smithson, 1957-73. Early Smithson --
Mapping Robert Smithson --
pt. 2. Anthology of unpublished writings. From the walls of Dis --
To the flayed angels --
From the city --
The iconography of desolation --
Proposal for earthworks and landmarks to be built on the fringes of the Fort Worth-Dallas Regional air terminal site --
What really spoils Michelangelo's sculpture --
The artist as site-seer; or, a dintorphic essay --
The monument: outline for a film --
Hidden trails in art --
Can man survive? --
Art through the camera's eye --
pt. 3. "Well, in nature you can fall off cliffs ... ": Four conversations between Dennis Wheeler and Robert Smithson (1969/1970) --
pt. 4. The illustrations.
Series Title: Columbia studies on art, no. 4.
Responsibility: Eugenie Tsai.

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