Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings by Robert SmithsonRobert Smithson: The Collected Writings by Robert Smithson

Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings

byRobert SmithsonEditorJack FlamForeword byJack Flam

Paperback | April 10, 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 In addition to a new introduction by Jack Flam, The Collected Writings includes previously unpublished essays by Smithson and gathers hard-to-find articles, interviews, and photographs.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.
Robert Smithson (1938-1973), one of the most important artists of his generation, produced sculpture, earthworks, drawings, and paintings in addition to the writings collected here. Jack Flam is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His Matisse on Art: Rev...
Title:Robert Smithson: The Collected WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.93 inPublished:April 10, 1996Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520203852

ISBN - 13:9780520203853

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This collection includes previously unpublished essays by Smithson and gathers hard-to-find articles, interviews, and photographs, as well as a catalog of the books in Smithson's library. Together these provide a full picture of his wide-ranging views on art and culture. 220 photos

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"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."--David Carrier, "Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism