Seeing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Sees

Seeing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Sees

Seeing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Sees

Traces the life and career of the California artist, who currently works with pure light and the subtle modulation of empty space

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Genre : Art
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1982-01-01
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : 0520045955


Seeing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Sees

Seeing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Sees

"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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Genre : Art
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 310 Pages
ISBN : 9780520256095


True To Life

True To Life

Soon after the book's publication in 1982, artist David Hockney read Lawrence Weschler's Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin and invited Weschler to his studio to discuss it, initiating a series of engrossing dialogues, gathered here for the first time. Weschler chronicles Hockney's protean production and speculations, including his scenic designs for opera, his homemade xerographic prints, his exploration of physics in relation to Chinese landscape painting, his investigations into optical devices, his taking up of watercolor—and then his spectacular return to oil painting, around 2005, with a series of landscapes of the East Yorkshire countryside of his youth. These conversations provide an astonishing record of what has been Hockney's grand endeavor, nothing less than an exploration of "the structure of seeing" itself.

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Genre : Art
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : University of California Press
Release : 2009-01-26
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780520258792


Seeing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Sees

Seeing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Sees

'On its more radical fringes, modern art merges with modern philosophy, and this excellent, provocative profile...points up the extent to which the act of percepton, rather than any specific objects, has become the subject of the avant-garde California artist's work....Weschler has a knack for clarifying avstruse artistic and philosophical concepts.

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Genre : Art
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1982
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : 0520049209


Everything That Rises

Everything That Rises

From a cuneiform tablet to a Chicago prison, from the depths of the cosmos to the text on our T-shirts, art historian and journalist Lawrence Weschler finds strange connections wherever he looks. The farther one travels (through geography, through art, through science, through time), the more everything seems to converge -- at least, it does through Weschler's giddy, brilliant eyes. Weschler combines his keen insights into art (both contemporary and Renaissance), his years of experience as a chronicler of the fall of Communism, and his triumphs and failures as the father of a teenage girl into a series of essays that are sure to illuminate, educate, and astound.

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Genre : Art
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : McSweeneys Books
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015063649399


A Miracle A Universe

A Miracle A Universe

In recent years as countries around the globe have begun to move from dictatorial to more democratic systems of governance, no more traumatic (or dramatic) ethical problem has arisen than what to do with the previous regime’s torturers. In most cases, the security and military apparatuses, responsible for the overwhelming majority of human-rights abuses, still retain tremendous power—and will not abide any settling of accounts. Now, New Yorker staff reporter Lawrence Weschler tells the extraordinary story of how, against tremendous odds, torture victims and human-rights activists in two Latin American countries—Brazil and Uruguay—tried to bring their torturers to justice and to rehabilitate their whole societies from harrowing periods of silence and repression. In this first of his two accounts, he tells how a tiny group of torture victims, clerics, and human-rights activists in Brazil launched an extremely risky, nonviolent plot to get even with the former torturers by publishing an indisputable account of their savage system of repression—indisputable because it is drawn from the regime’s own files. In the second, set in Uruguay, he tells how a more broadly-based movement attempted to bring to light the dark history of a military regime engaged in more political incarceration per capita than any other on earth at that time. In this illuminating and beautifully written book (portions of which appeared in five issues of The New Yorker), Weschler examines what a small number of individuals can do to retrieve history and truth from the hands of torturers.

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Genre : History
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2013-01-02
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780307819031


Robert Irwin Getty Garden

Robert Irwin Getty Garden

A beautifully illustrated, accessible volume about one of the Getty Center’s best-loved sites. Among the most beloved sites at the Getty Center, the Central Garden has aroused intense interest from the moment artist Robert Irwin was awarded the commission. First published in 2002, Robert Irwin Getty Garden is comprised of a series of discussions between noted author Lawrence Weschler and Irwin, providing a lively account of what Irwin has playfully termed “a sculpture in the form of a garden aspiring to be art.” The text revolves around four garden walks: extended conversations in which the artist explains the critical choices he made—from plant materials to steel—in the creation of a living work of art that has helped to redefine what a modern garden can and should be. This updated edition features new photography of the Central Garden in a smaller, more accessible format.

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Genre : Art
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 2020-06-18
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781606066560


Jack Goldstein And The Calarts Mafia

Jack Goldstein And The Calarts Mafia

Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia is the compelling story of artist Jack Goldstein and some of his classmates at CalArts, who in the early 1970s went to New York and led the transition from conceptualism to Pictures art, utilizing images from television and movies with which they had grown up. At the same time, they discovered an artworld increasingly consumed by the desire for fame, fortune and the perks of success. The book is anchored by Jack's narratives of the early days of CalArts and the last days of Chouinard; the New York art world of the 70s and 80s; the trials and tribulations of finding and maintaining success; his inter-personal relationships; and his disappearance from the art scene. Goldsteins's own recollections are complemented by the first person narratives of his friends, including John Baldessari, Troy Brauntuch, Rosetta Brooks, Jean Fisher, Robert Longo, Matt Mullican and James Welling. There are provocative portraits of many well known artworld personalities of the 80s, including Mary Boone, David Salle, and Helene Winer, all working in a time when "the competitive spirit was strong and often brutal, caring little about anything but oneself and making lots of money.": "a biting, controversial, contradictory, hilarious, and riveting read ...," Mariah Corrigan, caa.reviews:: "a first-rate contribution to the history of contemporary art," David Carrier, artUS

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Author : Richard Hertz
Publisher : Hol Art Books
Release : 2011-09-01
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781936102211


Domestic Scenes The Art Of Ramiro Gomez

Domestic Scenes The Art Of Ramiro Gomez

Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler’s book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America. Gomez, born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, bridges the divide between the affluent wealthy and their usually invisible domestic help—the nannies, gardeners, housecleaners, and others who make their lifestyles possible—by inserting images of these workers into sly pastiches of iconic David Hockney paintings, subtly doctoring glossy magazine ads, and subversively slotting life-size painted cardboard cutouts into real-life situations. Domestic Scenes engages with Gomez and his work, offering an inspiring vision of the purposes and possibilities of art.

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Genre : Art
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2016-04-12
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781613129937


Bad Boy

Bad Boy

An unstinting memoir of the 1980s art scene as experienced by a leading American narrative painter traces his struggle to find his artistic way during a period when his style was contrary to fashion, his relationship with his alcoholic mother, his struggles with addiction and his interactions with such contemporaries as Julian Schnabel and David Salle.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Eric Fischl
Publisher : Crown Pub
Release : 2013-05-07
Total Pages : 357 Pages
ISBN : 9780770435578