James Turrell: A Retrospective

James Turrell: A Retrospective
Library Shelf Location 18.TURR
Publication Date 2013
Description Notes "EXHIBITION ITINERARY: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 26, 2013-April 6, 2014; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, June 1-October 18, 2014; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, December 12, 2014-April 6, 2015. CONCURRENT EXHIBITIONS: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 9-September 22, 2013; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 21-September 25, 2013"--Verso of title page. Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-301). Contents Inner light : the radical reality of James Turrell / Michael Govan -- James Turrell : a life in art / Christine Y. Kim -- The cave wall -- Creating a cavity -- Painting in space -- Blind sight -- Light occupies space -- As it is, infinite : the work of James Turrell / Alison de Lima Greene -- Sky light -- Spaces inhabited by consciousness -- Bothering to look : E.C. Krupp -- Entering the new landscape -- Behind-the-eyes seeing -- The question concerning technology. Summary Whether he's projecting holographs into a gallery space or inviting viewers to gaze at the sky through a hole in the roof, James Turrell is perpetually asking us to "go inside and greet the light" - evoking his Quaker upbringing. In fact, all of Turrell's work has been influenced by his life experiences with aviation, science, and psychology, and as a key player in Los Angeles's exploding art scene of the 1960s. Enhanced by thoughtful essays and an illuminating interview with the artist, this monograph explores every aspect of Turrell's career to date - from his early geometric light projections, prints, and drawings, through his installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of coloured light, to recent two-dimensional experiments with holograms. It also features an in-depth look at Roden Crater, a site-specific intervention into the landscape near Flagstaff, Arizona, which will be presented through models, plans, photographs, and film stills. Fans of this highly influential artist will find much to savour in this wide-ranging and beautiful book, featuring specially commissioned new photography by Florian Holzherr. Biography Michael Govan is the C.E.O. and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
ISBN 9783791352633
Quantity 1
Pages 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 31 cm
Authors Michael Govan, Christine Y. Kim, E.C. Krupp, Alison de Lima Greene
Format Cloth Bound
Publishers Prestel Publishing, New York, DelMonico Books
Related Artist James Turrell
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Light Art
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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