Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

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Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin

  • Author: Lawrence Weschler,Robert Irwin
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520049208
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 212
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'On its more radical fringes, modern art merges with modern philosophy, and this excellent, provocative profile...points up the extent to which the act of percepton, rather than any specific objects, has become the subject of the avant-garde California artist's work....Weschler has a knack for clarifying avstruse artistic and philosophical concepts.

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

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Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

Expanded Edition

  • Author: Lawrence Weschler
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520256093
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 310
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"Robert Irwin, perhaps the most influential of the California artists, moved from his beginnings in abstract expressionism through successive shifts in style and sensibility, into a new aesthetic territory altogether, one where philosophical concepts of perception and the world interact. Weschler has charted the journey with exceptional clarity and cogency. He has also, in the process, provided what seems to me the best running history of postwar West Coast art that I have yet seen."—Calvin Tomkins

True to Life

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True to Life

True to Life

Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney

  • Author: Lawrence Weschler
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520258797
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 272
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Soon after the book's publication in 1982, artist David Hockney read Lawrence Weschler's Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin and invited Weschler to his studio to discuss it, initiating a series of engrossing dialogues, gathered here for the first time. Weschler chronicles Hockney's protean production and speculations, including his scenic designs for opera, his homemade xerographic prints, his exploration of physics in relation to Chinese landscape painting, his investigations into optical devices, his taking up of watercolor—and then his spectacular return to oil painting, around 2005, with a series of landscapes of the East Yorkshire countryside of his youth. These conversations provide an astonishing record of what has been Hockney's grand endeavor, nothing less than an exploration of "the structure of seeing" itself.

Robert Irwin Getty Garden

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Robert Irwin Getty Garden

Robert Irwin Getty Garden

Revised edition

  • Author: Lawrence Weschler
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 1606066560
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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A beautifully illustrated, accessible volume about one of the Getty Center’s best-loved sites. Among the most beloved sites at the Getty Center, the Central Garden has aroused intense interest from the moment artist Robert Irwin was awarded the commission. First published in 2002, Robert Irwin Getty Garden is comprised of a series of discussions between noted author Lawrence Weschler and Irwin, providing a lively account of what Irwin has playfully termed “a sculpture in the form of a garden aspiring to be art.” The text revolves around four garden walks: extended conversations in which the artist explains the critical choices he made—from plant materials to steel—in the creation of a living work of art that has helped to redefine what a modern garden can and should be. This updated edition features new photography of the Central Garden in a smaller, more accessible format.

Creating the Future

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Creating the Future

Creating the Future

Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s

  • Author: Michael Fallon
  • Publisher: Counterpoint
  • ISBN: 1619024047
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 400
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Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s—after the decline of the Ferus Gallery, the scattering of its stable of artists (Robert Irwin, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Ed Rusha and others), and the economic struggles throughout the decade—and didn’t resume until sometime around 1984 when Mark Tansey, Alison Saar, Judy Fiskin, Carrie Mae Weems, David Salle, Manuel Ocampo, among others became stars in an exploding art market. However, this is far from the reality of the L.A. art scene in the 1970s. The passing of those fashionable 1960s-era icons, in fact, allowed the development of a chaotic array of outlandish and independent voices, marginalized communities, and energetic, sometimes bizarre visions that thrived during the stagnant 1970s. Fallon’s narrative describes and celebrates, through twelve thematically arranged chapters, the wide range of intriguing artists and the world—not just the objects—they created. He reveals the deeper, more culturally dynamic truth about a significant moment in American art history, presenting an alternative story of stubborn creativity in the face of widespread ignorance and misapprehension among the art cognoscenti, who dismissed the 1970s in Los Angeles as a time of dissipation and decline. Coming into being right before their eyes was an ardent local feminist art movement, which had lasting influence on the direction of art across the nation; an emerging Chicano Art movement, spreading Chicano murals across Los Angeles and to other major cities; a new and more modern vision for the role and look of public art; a slow consolidation of local street sensibilities, car fetishism, gang and punk aesthetics into the earliest version of what would later become the “Lowbrow” art movement; the subversive co-opting, in full view of Pop Art, of the values, aesthetics, and imagery of Tinseltown by a number of young and innovative local artists who would go on to greater national renown; and a number of independent voices who, lacking the support structures of an art movement or artist cohort, pursued their brilliant artistic visions in near-isolation. Despite the lack of attention, these artists would later reemerge as visionary signposts to many later trends in art. Their work would prove more interesting, more lastingly influential, and vastly more important than ever imagined or expected by those who saw it or even by those who created it in 1970’s Los Angeles. Creating the Future is a visionary work that seeks to recapture this important decade and its influence on today’s generation of artists.

Wittgenstein and the Theory of Perception

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Wittgenstein and the Theory of Perception

Wittgenstein and the Theory of Perception

  • Author: Justin Good
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826488893
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 186
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A philosphical exploration of perception explores Wittgenstein's work on visual meaning and his analysis of the concept of "seeing."

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?

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And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?

A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

  • Author: Lawrence Weschler
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374714940
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own most singular patient "[An] engrossing biographical memoir. This is Sacks at full blast: on endless ward rounds, observing his post-encephalitic patients . . . exulting over horseshoe crabs and chunks of Iceland spar." —Barbara Kiser, Nature The author Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile the neurologist for his own new employer, The New Yorker. Almost a decade earlier, Dr. Sacks had published his masterpiece Awakenings—the account of his long-dormant patients’ miraculous but troubling return to life in a Bronx hospital ward. But the book had hardly been an immediate success, and the rumpled clinician was still largely unknown. Over the ensuing four years, the two men worked closely together until, for wracking personal reasons, Sacks asked Weschler to abandon the profile, a request to which Weschler acceded. The two remained close friends, however, across the next thirty years and then, just as Sacks was dying, he urged Weschler to take up the project once again. This book is the result of that entreaty. Weschler sets Sacks’s brilliant table talk and extravagant personality in vivid relief, casting himself as a beanpole Sancho to Sacks’s capacious Quixote. We see Sacks rowing and ranting and caring deeply; composing the essays that would form The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; recalling his turbulent drug-fueled younger days; helping his patients and exhausting his friends; and waging intellectual war against a medical and scientific establishment that failed to address his greatest concern: the spontaneous specificity of the individual human soul. And all the while he is pouring out a stream of glorious, ribald, hilarious, and often profound conversation that establishes him as one of the great talkers of the age. Here is the definitive portrait of Sacks as our preeminent romantic scientist, a self-described “clinical ontologist” whose entire practice revolved around the single fundamental question he effectively asked each of his patients: How are you? Which is to say, How do you be? A question which Weschler, with this book, turns back on the good doctor himself.

Screendance

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Screendance

Screendance

Inscribing the Ephemeral Image

  • Author: Douglas Rosenberg
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199772614
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 216
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Dancers, choreographers, & directors are embracing screendance: capturing dance as a moving image mediated by a camera. Rosenberg draws on psycho-analytic, literary, materialist, queer, & feminist modes of analysis to explore relationships between camera & subject, director & dancer, & the ephemeral nature of dance & the fixed nature of film.

Greater Perfections

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Greater Perfections

Greater Perfections

The Practice of Garden Theory

  • Author: John Dixon Hunt
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812235067
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 273
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Greater Perfections explores the meanings of "garden" and its relationship to other interventions into the natural world. But above all, it offers a new and challenging account of the role of representation in garden art.Journal

Uncanny Valley

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Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley

And Other Adventures in the Narrative

  • Author: Lawrence Weschler
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1582437572
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 304
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Presents a collection of the essays written by the author over the last fifteen years on a variety of miscellaneous topics about popular culture and the arts.