Robert Smithson and the American Landscape by Ron GrazianiRobert Smithson and the American Landscape by Ron Graziani

Robert Smithson and the American Landscape

byRon Graziani

Hardcover | April 5, 2004

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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.
Title:Robert Smithson and the American LandscapeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:April 5, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521827558

ISBN - 13:9780521827553

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Grounding art history; 1. Blasted landscapes; 2. Prospecting for culture; (n)onsite inspections; 3. An aesthetic foreman in the mining industry; 4. Lunar pastures; Conclusion: Nature with class.