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Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Expanded Edition

Weschler, Lawrence

Published by University of California Press
ISBN 10: 0520256093 / ISBN 13: 9780520256095
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Title: Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing ...

Publisher: University of California Press

Binding: Soft cover

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2009. First Edition, Over Thirty Years of Conversations . Paperback. Chronicles three decades of conversation between Lawrence Weschler and light and space master Robert Irwin. This book surveys many of Irwin's site-conditioned projects - in particular the Central Gardens at the Getty Museum and the design that transformed an abandoned Hudson Valley factory into Dia's new Beacon campus. Num Pages: 336 pages, 51 color and 36 b/w photographs. BIC Classification: ACXJ; AFKN; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 203 x 155 x 22. Weight in Grams: 678. Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin. 336 pages, illustrations. Chronicles three decades of conversation between Lawrence Weschler and light and space master Robert Irwin. This book surveys many of Irwin's site-conditioned projects - in particular the Central Gardens at the Getty Museum and the design that transformed an abandoned Hudson Valley factory into Dia's new Beacon campus. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: ACXJ; AFKN; AGB. Dimension: 203 x 155 x 22. Weight: 674. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780520256095

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Synopsis: When this book first appeared in 1982, it introduced readers to Robert Irwin, the Los Angeles artist "who one day got hooked on his own curiosity and decided to live it." Now expanded to include six additional chapters and twenty-four pages of color plates, Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees chronicles three decades of conversation between Lawrence Weschler and light and space master Irwin. It surveys many of Irwin's site-conditioned projects—in particular the Central Gardens at the Getty Museum (the subject of an epic battle with the site's principal architect, Richard Meier) and the design that transformed an abandoned Hudson Valley factory into Dia's new Beacon campus—enhancing what many had already considered the best book ever on an artist.

From the Inside Flap: "Robert Irwin, perhaps the most influential of the California artists, moved from his beginnings in abstract expressionism through successive shifts in style and sensibility, into a new aesthetic territory altogether, one where philosophical concepts of perception and the world interact. Weschler has charted the journey with exceptional clarity and cogency. He has also, in the process, provided what seems to me the best running history of postwar West Coast art that I have yet seen."—Calvin Tomkins

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