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Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty


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The contributors to this comprehensive publication consider Smithson's sculpture in relation to its eponymous companions—a text work and a film. These essays situate this renowned series of works alongside Smithson's critical writings, proposals, drawings, sources, and models. Amply illustrated with archival and new photographs of the Jetty and many comparative illustrations, this book makes evident why Smithson's art and writings have had such a powerful impact on art and art theory for over thirty years.

Publication Details

Dia Art Foundation and the University of California Press
Publication date
208 pages
9 x 12 in.
Publication credits
Edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly. Texts by George Baker, Kenneth Baker, Lynne Cooke, Bob Phillips, Catherine Phillips, Ann Reynolds, Lytle Shaw, Robert Smithson, and Diana Thater

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Robert Smithson

Robert Smithson was born in Passaic, New Jersey, in 1938. He died in Amarillo, Texas, in 1973.


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