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Author Govan, Michael

Title James Turrell : a retrospective / Michael Govan and Christine Y. Kim ; with essays by Alison de Lima Greene, E.C. Krupp ; featuring photography by Florian Holzherr.

Imprint Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books, imprint of Prestel, ©2013.
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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Turrell,J GOV    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
Description 303 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
text rdacontent
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Note Catalog of an exhibition held at the 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; with concurrent exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 9-September 22, 2013, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 21-September 25, 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 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 -- Sky light -- Spaces inhabited by consciousness -- Entering the new landscape -- Behind-the-eyes seeing -- The question concerning technology.
Summary "Published in conjunction with a major retrospective, this comprehensive volume illuminates the origins and motivations of James Turrell's incredibly diverse and exciting body of work--from his Mendota studio days to his monumental work-in-progress Roden Crater. Whether he's projecting shapes on a flat wall or into the corner of a gallery space, 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 colored 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 drawings. Fans of this highly influential artist will find much to savor in this wide-ranging and beautiful book, featuring specially commissioned new photography by Florian Holzherr."--Publisher's website.
Subject Turrell, James -- Exhibitions
Turrell, James -- Interviews.
Added Author Kim, Christine Y.
Greene, Alison de Lima
Krupp, E. C. (Edwin C.), 1944-
Holzherr, Florian.
Turrell, James
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)
National Gallery of Australia.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Added Title Retrospective : James Turrell
ISBN 9783791352633 (trade)
3791352636 (trade)
9783791364476 (museum)
3791364472 (museum)

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