Daniel Birnbaum, Georges Didi-Huberman, Michael Rotondi, and Paul Virilio, Vienna, 2001.
Softcover, 246 pp., chiefly illustrated with site plans, drawings and photographs of major works including Roden Crater, 11-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches.
[German and English]
This out-of-print, comprehensive catalogue was published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition "James Turrell: the other horizon" at MAK Vienna 1998/1999. In German and English. Edited by Peter Noever. Essays by Daniel Birnbaum, Georges Didi-Huberman, Michael Rotondi, and Paul Virilio.
In 1967, when 23-year old James Turrell created his first light projection, he broke new ground in a way the would decisively influence his generation and the development of art. Though Turrell worked in the context of Minimalism and the Earthwork movement, his art at this early stage displayed--as it still does--a sensibility all its own.
This book reveals the ways in which Turrell's art has developed, and offers an extensive overview of his work from its earliest stages to 1999. Turrell is above all preoccupied with the phenomenon of light--and his architectural projects and installations often transform their surroundings into translucent sculptural bodies. From his first Projection Pieces to the Roden Crater Project in the Arizona desert, this volume presents over 30 years of this seminal artist's work, and includes critical essays by Daniel Birnbaum, Georges Didi-Hubermann, Michael Rotondi, and Paul Virilio.
Includes descriptions and photographs of 6 Perceptual Cell works, 1991-1997.