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byRichard Serra

Paperback | August 15, 1994

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One of the most important sculptors of this century, Richard Serra has been a spokesman on the nature and status of art in our day. Best known for site-specific works in steel, Serra has much to say about the relation of sculpture to place, whether urban, natural, or architectural, and about the nature of art itself, whether political, decorative, or personal. In interviews with writers including Douglas and Davis Sylvester, he discusses specific installations and offers insights into his approach to the problem each presents. Interviews by Peter Eisenman and Alan Colquhoun elicit Serra's thoughts on the relation of architecture to contemporary sculpture, a primary component in his own work. From essays like "Extended Notes from Sight Point Road" to Serra's extended commentary on the Tilted Arc fiasco, the pieces in this volume comprise a document of one artist's engagement with the practical, philosophical, and political problems of art.
Title:Writings/InterviewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:August 15, 1994Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226748804

ISBN - 13:9780226748801

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. Verb List, 1967-68
2. Play it Again, Sam
3. Shift
4. Document: Spin Out '72-'73
Interview by Liza Bear
5. Prisoner's Dilemma
Interview by Liza Bear
6. Interview by Friedrich Teja Bach
7. Sight Point '71-'75/Delineator '74-'76
Interview by Liza Bear
8. Interview by Liza Bear
9. About Drawing: An Interview
Richard Serra and Lizzie Borden
10. The Films of Richard Serra: An Interview
Annette Michelson, Richard Serra, and Clara Weyergraf
11. Rigging
12. An Opinionated Museum Goer
Interview by Brenda Richardson
13. Interview by Bernard Lamarche-Vadel
14. St. John's Rotary Arc
15. Richard Serra's Urban Sculpture
Interview by Douglas Crimp
16. Interview by Peter Eisenmann
17. Interview by Alfred Pacquement
18. Extended Notes from Sight Point Road
19. Answers to Zone Questionnaire
20. Notes on Drawing
21. Weight
22. Interview by Robert C. Morgan
23. Tilted Arc Destroyed
24. Art and Censorship
25. Lehmbruck Award Speech
26. A Conversation with Richard Serra and Alan Colquhoun
Interview by Lynne Cooke and Mark Francis
27. Interview by Mark Rosenthal
28. Interview by Patricia Bickers
29. Interview by Patricia Bickers
30. Interview by Nicholas Serota and David Sylvester