Ambulo ergo sum: Nature as Experience in Artist's Books

Ambulo ergo sum: Nature as Experience in Artist's Books
Library Shelf Location 19g.MOEG
Publication Date 2015

For the Conceptual and Land artists of the 1960s, nature ceased to be an object of representation. Instead, these artists developed a relationship to nature that was driven by conceptual, literary or scientific concerns, while other artists, such as Richard Long and Hamish Fulton, sought ways of establishing a more active relationship with the landscape, most famously through the experience of walking. It is perhaps unsurprising that such a solitary and ephemeral experience gave birth to a number of artists' books whose aim was to preserve this act. Such publications encounter interesting problems of book composition: how to share the intimacy of the experience with the reader? Here, artist's book scholar Anne Moeglin-Delcroix examines the innovative treatment of landscape and nature in artist's books by the generation of the 1960s--Long, Fulton, Herman de Vries and others.

ISBN 9783863356552
Quantity 1
Pages 96
Format Hardback
Publisher Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Category Artists' Books
Keywords Nature, Land art
Languages French, English

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