Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface by Robin Lee ClarkPhenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface by Robin Lee Clark

Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface

EditorRobin Lee ClarkForeword byHugh M. Davies

Hardcover | November 7, 2011

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During the 1960s and 1970s, a loosely affiliated group of Los Angeles artists--including Larry Bell, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Doug Wheeler--more intrigued by questions of perception than by the crafting of discrete objects, embraced light as their primary medium. Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or playing with light through the use of reflective, translucent, or transparent materials, each of these artists created situations capable of stimulating heightened sensory awareness in the receptive viewer.Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, companion book to the exhibition of the same name, explores and documents the unique traits of the phenomenologically engaged work produced in Southern California during those decades and traces its ongoing influence on current generations of international artists.

Foreword by Hugh M. Davies

Additional contributors: Michael Auping, Stephanie Hanor, Adrian Kohn, Dawna Schuld
Artists: Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Helen Pashgian, James Turrell, De Wain Valentine, Doug Wheeler
Robin Clarkis Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.Hugh M. Daviesis Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Title:Phenomenal: California Light, Space, SurfaceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.5 × 9 × 0.96 inPublished:November 7, 2011Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520270606

ISBN - 13:9780520270602

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“Impressive. . . . Notable for including many large-scale, immersive works that are rarely shown to the public.”