Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings - Documents of Twentieth-Century Art (Paperback)
  • Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings - Documents of Twentieth-Century Art (Paperback)

Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings - Documents of Twentieth-Century Art (Paperback)

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Paperback 424 Pages / Published: 18/04/1996
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Since the 1979 publication of The Writings of Robert Smithson, Robert Smithson's significance as a spokesman for a generation of artists has been widely acknowledged and the importance of his thinking to contemporary artists and art critics continues to grow. In addition to a new introduction by Jack Flam, The Collected Writings includes previously unpublished essays by Smithson and gathers hard-to-find articles, interviews, and photographs. Together these provide a full picture of his wide-ranging views on art and culture.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520203853
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm

"The perfect book for someone who is interested in space, time, systems, engineering, and the nitty-gritty of life as an artist in the 20th century." * Publishers Weekly *
"Featuring more than 150 works including paintings, works on paper, essays, photographs, objects and films" * CAA Reviews *
"Smithson's writings transcend immediate occasions and achieve significance as the products of an original, gifted, startling mind." * Art Journal *
"Smithson read widely and used that reading to create a style of criticism that is unique and deeply personal. 'One must remember,' he says, 'that writing on art replaces presence by absence by substituting the abstraction of language for the real thing.' His own vivid and very beautiful prose often provides some equivalent for that presence." * Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism *

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