AM-1651

Robert Smithson. The Collected Writings

Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty is the poster child for the antiformalist Earth Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s. A coil of earth, salt, and stone that Smithson built into Great Salt Lake, Utah, the piece is a tribute to the movement’s scale and engineering as well as to its visionary union of art and nature. Smithson’s questioning of the conventional attitudes of art and culture did not stop with the creation of objects and images; he was committed to exploring of attitudes and ideas as a critical component of his work. A revised and expanded version of The Writings of Robert Smithson, this book is a charged combination of articles and images in which the author demystifies the distinction between theory and practice.

Text: Flam Jack, Smithson Robert. cm 18×26; pp. 390; BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: University of California Press, Los Angeles, 1996.

ISBN: 9780520203853| 0520203852

ID: AM-1651

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Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty is the poster child for the antiformalist Earth Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s. A coil of earth, salt, and stone that Smithson built into Great Salt Lake, Utah, the piece is a tribute to the movement’s scale and engineering as well as to its visionary union of art and nature. Smithson’s questioning of the conventional attitudes of art and culture did not stop with the creation of objects and images; he was committed to exploring of attitudes and ideas as a critical component of his work. A revised and expanded version of The Writings of Robert Smithson, this book is a charged combination of articles and images in which the author demystifies the distinction between theory and practice.