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FRAGILE ECOLOGIES: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS' INTERPRETATIONS AND SOLUTIONS. Barbara C. Matilsky. Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, 1992. Published in association with Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. Circulated by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Washington, D.C. 144 pp. with 103 ills. (70 col.). 27 x 27 cm. LC 92-15771 ISBN 0847815927 In English.
Surveys innovative art works that illuminate or pragmatically address environmental problems, presenting detailed documentation of activist ecological projects undertaken since the late 1960s by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, Alan Sonfist, Buster Simpson, Mel Chin and six other American artists and artist teams. In addition to two well-illustrated essays discussing the theme of nature in an art historical context and tracing the development of environmental art over the past two decades, the catalogue presents substantial analyses of the featured projects, which range from installations of documentary photographs to large-scale earthworks, a reforested vacant lot in Manhattan and a garden designed to detoxify a St. Paul dump site.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Environmental/Land Art
Plans: 01,05,07,08,17,20,22
Worldwide Number: 023712
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