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At the End of the Jetty: Beckett … Smithson. Recoil … Return

Nico Israel

in Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153027
eISBN:
9780231526685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153027.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter compares Beckett's novel, The Unnamable (L'Innomable [1947]), with Smithson's art project, Spiral Jetty—a title that encompasses the earth artwork (1969), film (1970), and essay (1972). ... More


Spiral Jetty: Allegory and the Recovery of the Elemental

Amanda Boetzkes

in The Ethics of Earth Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665884
eISBN:
9781452946450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665884.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter provides an in-depth analysis of the Spiral Jetty of Robert Smithson, an iconic earthwork made up of black basalt rock and soil. It discusses several reasons why the artwork is a turning ... More


Can the Mystery Be Solved?

Michael Maizels

in Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter re-examines the period 1967-1972 but focuses on Le Va's powder works, which used materials such as flour, mineral oil, chalk and iron oxide powder. This chapter takes a closer look at Le ... More


Myth and the ‘home culture concept’

Leah Modigliani

in Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526101198
eISBN:
9781526135957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101198.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace’s rejection of ‘home’ and ‘homeland,’ and the primacy of the manifesto as an important polemical tool in framing one’s work, are explored in Chapter 3 in relation to Wall’s ... More


Ruins

David J. Alworth

in Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183343
eISBN:
9781400873807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183343.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter aligns artist Robert Smithson with Thomas Pynchon, a novelist whose treatment of ruins mediates his preoccupation with time, as well as his celebrated critique of conventional ... More


Epistemologies: Clark Coolidge

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 is a study of formal allegory in the poetry of Clark Coolidge. It describes Coolidge’s and John Ashbery’s interests in surrealism, then argues that the former’s works from the 1970’s should ... More


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