Robert Smithson and the American Landscape

ISBN-10: 0521827558
ISBN-13: 9780521827553
Authors: Ron Graziani
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This volume comprises a social history of Robert Smithson's earthworks and their critical reception. In his analysis of the artist's personal writings and art works, Ron Graziani demonstrates how the earthworks were part of an aesthetic and civic fault line that ruptured in the 1960s. Moreover, Graziani reveals how Smithson's earthworks formed part of the "new conservationism" in the late 1960s and how it gave material form to the contradictions of a sociological issue, inseparable from its economic legacy.

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Cambridge University Press Number of pages: 234 Dimensions: 7.13" wide x 10.04" long x 0.79" tall Weight: 1.562 lbs. Language: English