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Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries [With CDROM] Hugh M. Davies

Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries [With CDROM]

Hugh M. Davies

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ISBN : 9780934418676
Hardcover
219 pages
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A pivotal influence in contemporary art, Robert Irwins work investigates perception and phenomenological experience through sculptural and installation works that engage directly with a locations physical conditions. In the late 1960s, IrwinsMoreA pivotal influence in contemporary art, Robert Irwins work investigates perception and phenomenological experience through sculptural and installation works that engage directly with a locations physical conditions. In the late 1960s, Irwins early pieces helped to define the aesthetics of the West Coast Light and Space movement. In 1970, Irwin abandoned his studio-based art and stripped away all of his conceptions about art-making, until only those two criteria truly did remain: light and space. By the 1980s, he had evolved guidelines for how a site-based art could proceed, and, in a seminal 1986 statement, he laid out approaches for site dominant, site adjusted, site specific or site conditioned art--terms that are still essential today. Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries spans five decades of the artists work. Produced to accompany the largest exhibition of Irwins work since 1993, it includes five of his most recent installation works, four of which were created specifically for MCASD--and features a DVD documentary of the exhibition installation, plus five essays from the artists distinguished theoretical output.