Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches 157 pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding in bright pictorial dustjacket. Includes epilogue, selected biography and bibliography. Illustrated with 63 reproductions (26 color, including cover), some plans of various architectural and sculptural projects. Introductory essay followed by documentation on seventeen site-specific projects dating from 1978 to 1984. From the text: The wonder of it all is that what looked for all the world like a diminishing horizon – the art-object's becoming so ephemeral as to threaten to disappear altogether – has, like some marvelous philosophical riddle, turned itself inside out to reveal its opposite. What appeared to be a question of object/non-object has turned out to be a question of seeing and not seeing, of how it is we actually perceive or fail to perceive “things” in their real contexts. Now we are presented and challenged with the infinite, everyday richness of “phenomenal” perception (and the potential for a corresponding “phenomenal art, ” with none of the customary abstract limitations as to form, place, materials and so forth) – one which seeks to discover and value the potential for experiencing beauty in everything. [Robert Irwin]
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 157 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Wrinkling to bottom right corner of page 147/148. Dust jacket with light wear along edges. Clean, tight copy. Record # 613337.
Fine in fine dust jacket. (IRWIN, ROBERT). Irwin, Robert. Lawrence Weschler, Editor. ROBERT IRWIN: BEING AND CIRCUMSTANCE-NOTES TOWARD A CONDITIONAL ART. Larkspur Landing, CA: The Lapis Press, 1985. First Edition. Oblong Small 4to. Boards in Pictorial Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine/Fine. 158pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Jack W. Stauffacher. This fascinating overview of noted Los Angeles "Light and Space" pioneer Robert Irwin's post painterly, site-specific work features text by the artist himself illuminating seventeen projects initiated between 1979 and 1985. Edited by the redoubtable Lawrence Weschler, it was published in conjunction with exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and New York's Pace Gallery. A most handsome example of the 1985 first Lapis Press hardcover edition. 0-932499-06-6 Inventory Number: 022916.
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