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Richard Serra
Foster, Hal.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Process sculpture and film in the work of Richard Serra (1978) / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- The films of Richard Serra : an interview (1979) / Annette Michelson -- A picturesque stroll around Clara-Clara (1983) / Yve-Alain Bois -- Richard Serra : sculpture (1986) / Rosalind Krauss -- Redefining site specificity (1986) / Douglas Crimp -- The un/making of sculpture (1998) / Hal Foster.

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This collection of essays spans the complete work of sculptor Richard Serra to date. From his first experiments through his early films and site works to his current series of torqued ellipses, this book emphasises those moments when Serra challenged aesthetic convention or political authority.

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Library Journal Review

A sculptor friend glancing through my review copy said "This is not for the layman." Perhaps this first volume of a new paperback series to be called "October Files" (after the art criticism journal October, from whence come many of its essays) could best be described as serious writing about serious art. Lay readers are certainly not excluded from reading serious art criticism, but this book is not intended as an introduction to or overview of the work of Richard Serra, the prominent metal sculptor. Instead, six essays, accompanied by photographs drawn from October and various exhibition catalogs, discuss various aspects of the artist's filmmaking, lead casting, sculpture siting, and philosophy. By turning an intensive gaze on particular segments of the artist's total oeuvre, the reader can proceed to a larger understanding of his work. For academic libraries.DDavid McClelland, Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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