Points of interest from Art in the land

Art in the Land – A critical anthology of environment art

Edited by Alan Sonfist

Joshua C. Taylor – p1 “[American] artists were late in discovering landscapes as a meaningful subject… because art was regarded as a projection of human understanding.”

   p2 – “through the persuasive power of their surroundings, it was averred, had an effect on man’s character and even on the way he thought.”

Thomas_Cole_-_The_Pic-Nic_-_Google_Art_Project
Thomas Cole

   p6 “to explore landscapes was to explore the inner life of man”

Carol Hall – p8 “paintings were minimal works that dealt with how simple geometric shapes affect the illusion of perspective”

Jan Dibbets
Jan Dibbets
Christo
Christo
Alan Sonfist
Alan Sonfist

Grace Glueck – p179 “The idea that technology is able to buy us out problems is an illusion.”

 

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Jessy Plant

A Brighton born artist, now studying a Fine Art Degree at Cardiff Met Uni.

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