Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin

ISBN-10: 0520256093

ISBN-13: 9780520256095

Edition: 2009 (Expanded)

Authors: Lawrence Weschler, Getty Foundation Staff

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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 Seeschronicles 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 ever book on an artist.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of Illustrations
A Note on The Illustrations
A Further Note on the Drifting Present in the Narrative That Follows
Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees (1982)
High School (1943-46)
Childhood (1928-43)
Army, Schooling, Europe, and Early Work (1946-57)
The Narrows (Part 1)
Ferus (Los Angeles / New York)
The Early Ferus Years: From Abstract Expressionism Through the Early Lines (1957-62)
The Later Ferus Years: The Late Lines (1962-64)
The Narrows (Part 2)
The Dots (1964-66)
The Discs (1966-69)
Post-Disc Experiments and Columns (1968-70)
Art and Science (1968-70)
Playing the Horses
The Room at The Museum of Modern Art (1970)
The Desert
Being Available in Response
Some Situations (1970-76)
Reading and Writing
The Whitney Retrospective: Down to Point Zero (1977)
Since the Whitney: Return to the World (1977-81)
Present all around (1985-2008)
Seeing is Savoring (1985)
Play it As it Lays and Keep it in Play: on Irwin's Retrospective at Moca in Los Angeles (1993)
When Fountainheads Collide: Robert Irwin at Richard Meier's Getty (1997)
Heaven: Irwin and Meyerowitz at the Dia (2000)
Irwin in His Seventies (2007-8)
Afterword: On Robert Irwin and David Hockney
Bibliographic Note
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