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

"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


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

'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


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


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


Boggs

Boggs

Boggs: A Comedy of Values teases out these transactions and their sometimes dramatic legal consequences, following Boggs on a larkish, though at the same time disconcertingly profound, econo-philosophic chase. For in a madcap Socratic fashion, Boggs is raising all sorts of truly fundamental questions - what is it that we value in art, or, for that matter, in money? Indeed, how do we place a value on anything at all? And in particular, why do we, why should we, how can we place such trust in anything as confoundingly insubstantial as paper money?

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Genre : Art
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2000-11-15
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 0226893960


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


Vermeer In Bosnia

Vermeer In Bosnia

More than twenty short works by the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder include a profile of film director Roman Polanski, a furniture designer's struggles with Parkinson's disease, and David Hockney's unusual experiments with photography. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Lawrence Weschler
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 412 Pages
ISBN : 9780679777403


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 : 332 Pages
ISBN : 9781606060759


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