Land and Environmental Art

By Jeffrey Kastner, Brian Wallis

The conventional panorama style was once significantly reworked within the Nineteen Sixties whilst many artists stopped simply representing the land and made their mark at once within the setting. Drawn via great, uncultivated areas of wilderness and mountain in addition to by way of post-industrial wastelands, artists equivalent to Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson moved earth to create great primal symbols. Others punctuated the horizon with man-made signposts, comparable to Christo's operating Fence and Walter de Maria's The Lightning box. For Richard lengthy, trips turned artworks whereas Dennis Oppenheim immersed his complete physique within the contours of the land. during this huge survey of Land paintings, Brian Wallis discusses the most important artists, works and concerns that outline Land artwork traditionally, in addition to its later ramifications.

This publication totally records the Sixties Land artwork circulation and surveys examples of Environmental paintings to the current day. Earthworks, environments, performances and activities through artists starting from Ana Mendieta within the Seventies and 80s to Peter Fend within the Nineties are illustrated with breathtaking photos, sketches and venture notes.

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