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 : 240 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 : 330 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 : 252 Pages
ISBN : 0520049209


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 : 138 Pages
ISBN : 9781606066560


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


Ways Of Seeing

Ways Of Seeing

How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. "Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak." "But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled." John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the (London) Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures." By now he has.

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Genre : Art
Author : John Berger
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2008-09-25
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9780141917986


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
Total Pages : 283 Pages
ISBN : 9781936102211


Notes Toward A Conditional Art

Notes Toward A Conditional Art

"Devoted to the writings of this seminal post-war American artist. Fully half of these writings, which span a period from the mid-1960s through the 1990s, are published here for the very first time"--Dust jacket.

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Genre : Art
Author : Robert Irwin
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 348 Pages
ISBN : 9781606060759


The Little Prince

The Little Prince

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
Release : 2017-11-04
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9788193540190