AM-5258

Walter De Maria

For Walter De Maria, hurricanes, floods, and sandstorms–natural disasters–are “the highest form of art possible to experience.” Through such monumental works as “The Lightening Field,” a permanent installation in New Mexico which fuses the natural phenomena of lighting with the artistic process, De Maria has had a lasting and decisive impact on the orientation of art since the 1960s. This unique artist’s book, one of only a few publications on this seminal artist, intermingles De Maria’s sculptures with the city of Milan through a portfolio of black-and-white photographs by Nanda Lanfranco, produced in close collaboration with the artist, which reveal various crossroads of this Italian metropolis. Essay by Germano Celant. Foreword by Walter De Maria. Preface by Miuccia Prada.

Text: Celant Germano. cm 30×30; pp. 236; COL and BW; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: Fondazione Prada, Milano, 1999.

ISBN: 9788887029136 | 888702913X

ID: AM-5258

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For Walter De Maria, hurricanes, floods, and sandstorms–natural disasters–are “the highest form of art possible to experience.” Through such monumental works as “The Lightening Field,” a permanent installation in New Mexico which fuses the natural phenomena of lighting with the artistic process, De Maria has had a lasting and decisive impact on the orientation of art since the 1960s. This unique artist’s book, one of only a few publications on this seminal artist, intermingles De Maria’s sculptures with the city of Milan through a portfolio of black-and-white photographs by Nanda Lanfranco, produced in close collaboration with the artist, which reveal various crossroads of this Italian metropolis. Essay by Germano Celant. Foreword by Walter De Maria. Preface by Miuccia Prada.