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Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees : over thirty years of conversations with Robert Irwin

Author: Lawrence Weschler; Robert Irwin; David Hockney
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : Expanded edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles three decades of conversation between Lawrence Weschler and light and space master Irwin. This book surveys many of Irwin's site-conditioned projects - in particular the Central Gardens at  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Irwin; Robert Irwin
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Weschler; Robert Irwin; David Hockney
ISBN: 9780520256095 0520256093 9780520256088 0520256085
OCLC Number: 653083604
Description: xvi, 310 pages, [24] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: A Note on the Illustrations A Further Note on the Drifting Present in the Narrative That Follows Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees (1982) Introduction Lifesource 1. High School (1943-1946) 2. Childhood (1928-1943) 3. Army, Schooling, Europe, and Early Work (1946-1957) The Narrows (Part 1) 4. Ferus (Los Angeles/ New York) 5. The Early Ferus Years From Abstract Expressionism through the Early Lines (1957-1962) 6. The Late Ferus Years: The Late Lines (1962-1964) The Narrows (Part 2) 7. The Dots (1964-1967) 8. The Discs (1967-1969) 9. Post-disc Experiments and Columns (1968-1970) Delta Prelude 10. Teaching 11. Art and Science (1968-1970) 12. Playing the Horses 13. The Room at the Museum of Modern Art (1970) Debouchement Oceanic 14. The Desert 15. Being Available in Response 16. Some Situations (1970-1976) 17. Reading and Writing 18. The Whitney Retrospective Down to Point Zero (1977) 19. Since the Whitney: Return to the World (1977-1981) Present All Around 20. Seeing Isn't Doing (1985) 21. Play It as It Lays and Keep it in Play The Irwin Retrospective at MOCA in Los Angeles(1993) 22. When Fountainheads Collide: Robert Irwin at Richard Meier's Getty (1997) 23. Heaven: Irwin and Meyerowitz at the Dia (2000) 24. Irwin in his Seventies (2007-2008) Afterword: On Robert Irwin and David Hockney Acknowledgements Bibliographic notes Index
Responsibility: Lawrence Weschler ; with an afterword by David Hockney.

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"A magnetic (now expanded) biography." -- Robert L. Pincus San Diego Union-Tribune 20090222 "Seeing is Forgetting may not be just the best biography of an artist out there but also one of the best Read more...

 
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